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London Stock ExchangeBarclays has reported a 35% rise in pre-tax profit to £837m for the three months to the end of September.

Chief executive James Staley said the bank had made “strong progress” in the quarter towards closing its non-core businesses and dealing with historical issues.For the nine months, however, pre-tax profit dropped 10% to £2.9bn.

The bank has set aside an extra £600m to cover the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) in the third quarter. That brings the total provision over the past two quarters alone to £1bn, after £400m was put aside in the second quarter.

  • Deutsche Bank defied sceptics with a 2% rise in sales in its third quarter to €7.5bn, which contrasted with gloomy expectations.The bank made a profit of €278m, against a €6bn loss in the same quarter last year.Germany’s biggest bank is still threatened with a $14bn fine.
  • The Treasury has sold a further 1% of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group leaving the taxpayers’ holding at 8.99%.
  • BT has revealed a 5% increase in pre-tax profit to £671m, for the three months to 30 September. The deficit in the company’s pension scheme has widened to £9.5bn, compared with the previous estimate of £6.2bn in June of this year.
  • Saad Hammad has left his post as chief executive of regional airline FlyBe
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