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Shanghai 2,339.66 -17.07 (-0.72%)
S&P 500 1,921.03 +17.02 (0.89%)
Nikkei 225 14,804.28 -306.95 (-2.03%)
Hang Seng Index 23,088.58 +18.32 (0.08%)
TSEC 8,654.64 -8.50 (-0.10%)
EURO STOXX 50 2,975.17 +47.87 (1.64%)
CAC 40 4,063.39 +72.15 (1.81%)
S&P TSX 14,413.18 +75.41 (0.53%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,325.00 +5.60 (0.11%)
BSE Sensex 26,575.65 +145.80 (0.55%)
TA25 1,442.09 +6.90 (0.48%)
KOSPI 1,915.28 -14.78 (-0.77%)
SMI 8,372.02 +88.71 (1.07%)
ATX 2,127.02 +46.14 (2.22%)
IBOVESPA 52,180.15 -2,122.42 (-3.91%)
SET 1,526.14 -0.53 (-0.03%)
BIST100 77,243.59 +912.16 (1.19%)
IBEX 10,106.00 +190.80 (1.92%)
WIG 52,978.99 +526.63 (1.00%)
TASI 10,136.46 +254.10 (2.57%)
MERVAL 9,599.65 0.00 (0.00%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6158 +0.0003 (0.02%)
GBP/EUR 1.2678 +0.0050 (0.40%)
GBP/JPY 172.4250 -0.2750 (-0.16%)
GBP/HKD 12.5329 +0.0002 (0.00%)
GBP/CNY 9.8910 -0.0328 (-0.33%)
GBP/AUD 1.8327 -0.0081 (-0.44%)
Osborne on Course to Miss Borrowing Target as UK Deficit Climbs
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne had been predicting about 7 percent more income tax this year. Between April and September, it rose just 0.1 percent, while NICs increased 1 percent.
Rising UK borrowing leaves no room for pre-election sweeteners  
More bad news for Osborne as borrowing rises 10%  
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Top stories

Tesco sales are falling at the fastest rate in the grocery industry as ongoing supermarket price wars continue to benefit shoppers and squeeze the major retailers.
BEIJING�China's economic slowdown is widely expected to continue into next year, increasing pressure on Beijing to take more powerful measures to spur growth and to proceed slowly on their pledge to fundamentally reform the economy.
Lloyds Banking Group, the UK's biggest retail bank, is set to unveil a �50m fund for small housebuilders in an attempt to address the deficit of new affordable homes in the UK.
Jaguar Land Rover will build both its most successful Range Rover and its best-selling Jaguar model in China but the British car giant has reassured that production will not be diverted from Merseyside and the West Midlands.
Strong global demand for Apple Inc's iPhone 6 will drive revenue growth through 2015, while updated models should help reverse three straight quarters of declining iPad sales, analysts said.

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