Lufthansa has cut its operating profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and "fierce competition" over fares.
German unemployment unexpectedly declined in October, dropping the most in six months in a sign of companies' confidence in the underlying strength of Europe's largest economy.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a job market that's improving but still isn't fully healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels.
LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose 0.5 percent in October compared with September, with the rate of increase slowing on an annual basis for the second month in a row, a survey from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Thursday.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) said third-quarter profit rose 31 percent, beating estimates, as earnings from refining and natural gas countered the impact of lower crude prices at Europe's biggest oil company.