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Continental AG CEO says Audi recall no threat to guidance

MUNICH - Continental said a fault with airbags installed at premium sportscar maker Audi could cost a double-digit million euro amount to fix, a sum which the German automotive supplier could absorb without revising its earnings guidance.

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BNP shakes off impact of U.S. fine, returns to profit

PARIS - France's No. 1 bank BNP Paribas returned to net profit in the third quarter, recovering from a costly U.S. legal settlement to publish what it called a "rock solid" balance sheet, sending its shares up over 4 percent. | Video

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Citigroup sets aside $600 million more to cover legal costs

- Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries," while also disclosing that it was subject to foreign exchange market probes.

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Euro zone inflation slightly higher in October

BRUSSELS - Inflation in the 18 countries sharing the euro edged up slightly in October, a first estimate by the European Union's statistics office showed on Friday, giving some hope to policy makers that price deflation can be avoided.

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Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic

- Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent.

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RBS takes $640 million forex charge and warns of more to come

LONDON - State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside 400 million pounds ($640 million) to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets and warned further charges for past misconduct would continue to hit its profits.

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