US GDP grew by 3.9% in the third quarter, up from an earlier estimate of 3.5%

US third quarter growth revised higher

18.17 US economic growth was far stronger than initially thought in the third quarter, pointing to strengthening fundamentals that should support the economy for the rest of the year.

Investors are betting that the ECB will expand its asset buying to include sovereign debt

ECB comments push euro zone yields to new lows

15.34 Euro zone bond yields fell to new record lows today, as financial markets took comfort from the ECB President Mario Draghi's vow to lift inflation from near zero by whatever means necessary.

Weekly average earnings fell to €671.70 in the third quarter compared to €677.13 the same time last year

Average weekly earnings down 0.8% - CSO

12.23 Preliminary CSO estimates show that average weekly earnings fell 0.8% over the three months to the end of September compared to the same time last year.

Santander's Ana Botin announces reshuffle at Spanish bank

Santander names new boss in reshuffle

12.15 Spain's Santander, the biggest bank in Europe by market value, today named Jose Antonio Alvarez as its new chief executive in a reshuffle after longtime chairman Emilio Botin died.

Both BT and Telefonica confirmed yesterday that they were in early stage talks

BT may offer €6 billion plus shares for O2

18.18 BT Group could offer at least €6 billion to Spanish peer Telefonica on top of a 20% stake in its share capital for the O2 mobile network, Spain's El Confidencial reported today.

A new set of maps won't change the telco market,

Broadband: You are here

14.58 The Government's National Broadband Plan as presented through a series of maps published yesterday should be lauded for its ambition. It should also be greeted with scepticism, writes Niall Kitson.