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How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.

UK unlikely to balance budget by mid-2020s - IFS's Johnson

Britain has only a "remote" chance of balancing its public finances by the mid-2020s, as sought by the government, and reversing the fiscal damage from the financial crisis will take more than 40 years on current plans, a leading think tank said on Thursday.

FTSE sluggish after Centrica dives

A fall in Centrica's shares weighed on British stocks on Thursday, but a rebound in housebuilders and a weak pound provided enough support to recoup most of the morning's losses.

Euro zone shares get PMI boost, Centrica sinks

The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended flat on Thursday, while euro zone blue chips erased early losses to trade up 0.3 percent after business surveys for the bloc cemented optimism on the economy.