Business Live: Thursday morning briefing

Key points

  • Facebook saw revenues surge 60% on the back of advertising sales, sending its stock up 15% in after hours trading.
  • Energy Minister Ed Davey was due to give details of an inquiry into competition among power suppliers in a speech to Parliament.
  • Results out this morning show BT profits down 13%, while Royal Dutch Shell saw an earnings drop from the same time last year.

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Reporting:

  • Anthony Reuben 
  • Pia Gadkari 

Last updated 31 October 2013

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