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U.K. retail sales fell more than expected in September when compared with the previous month as warm weather hit clothing and shoe sales.
UK supermarket giant reports pre-tax profit fell by 91.9 percent to £112 million ($180 million) in the first half of 2014.
Credit Suisse on Thursday reported third-quarter net profit above analyst forecasts as investment banking revenue rose.
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's warned on Thursday that the euro zone crisis was entering a "stubborn phase of subdued growth".
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Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, says the weak economic data coming out of Germany has "overstated" the weakness in the euro zone's largest economy.
Four time Olympics gold medalist Ben Ainslie discusses his attempt to raise £80 million ($128 million) to win the America's Cup.
Four time Olympics gold medalist Ben Ainslie, offers advice to investors on what it takes to be a winner in sports and in the markets.