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US GDP growth misses forecasts despite spending surge
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 1.2% in the second quarter, far below expectations of 2.6%, but consumer spending rose at its fastest pace since 2014


RBS performs poorly in stress tests
Tests to see how the biggest European banks would cope with a major economic crisis find that RBS Group would perform comparatively poorly.


SABMiller recommends revised AB InBev takeover offer
Brewing giant SABMiller recommends that shareholders should accept the revised takeover offer from rival AB InBev.


Hinkley Point: EDF's UK boss 'confident' of go ahead
The boss of EDF in the UK says he is confident the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be built, despite the government delaying its approval.


Eurozone GDP growth halves as French economy stalls
Eurozone GDP growth slowed to 0.3% in the second quarter of the year as the bloc's second-largest economy, France, stagnated.



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