Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
All of the morning's business headlines and breaking news from the BBC Business team.
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
The UK Government has said that it will pay off part of the UK's First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917.
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, upgrades its profit forecast after it reports a 30% rise in third quarter profits.
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.
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