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Shanghai 2,486.79 +34.13 (1.39%)
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Nikkei 225 17,357.51 +56.65 (0.33%)
Hang Seng Index 23,437.12 +87.48 (0.37%)
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CAC 40 4,347.23 +113.02 (2.67%)
S&P TSX 15,112.29 +37.11 (0.25%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,304.30 -11.90 (-0.22%)
BSE Sensex 28,334.63 +267.07 (0.95%)
TA25 1,453.26 +1.52 (0.10%)
KOSPI 1,964.84 +6.80 (0.35%)
SMI 9,080.55 +90.61 (1.01%)
ATX 2,277.64 +63.13 (2.85%)
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BIST100 83,281.80 +769.91 (0.93%)
IBEX 10,520.80 +311.60 (3.05%)
WIG 53,215.87 +367.33 (0.70%)
TASI 9,408.83 +25.05 (0.27%)
MERVAL 8,948.26 +206.59 (2.36%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5646 -0.0046 (-0.30%)
GBP/EUR 1.2631 +0.0119 (0.95%)
GBP/JPY 184.2000 -1.3674 (-0.74%)
GBP/HKD 12.1394 -0.0321 (-0.26%)
GBP/CNY 9.5876 -0.0219 (-0.23%)
GBP/AUD 1.8057 -0.0141 (-0.78%)
Aviva closes in on deal to buy Friends Life
Aviva has reached a preliminary deal to buy its smaller FTSE 100 rival Friends Life for �5.6bn, in a sign of how George Osborne's historic pensions reforms are reshaping the insurance industry.
Aviva in �5.6 billion deal to buy Friends Life after pensions shake-up  
Aviva in �5.6 bln deal to buy Friends Life after pensions shake-up  
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Top stories

Royal Bank of Scotland has suffered an IT glitch meaning customers were unable to withdraw money and make payments - the day after it was fined �56m for major infrastructure problems in 2012.
ECB President Mario Draghi addresses the audience at the Euro Banking Congress in Frankfurt on Friday, where he said the central bank was ready to �step up the pressure� in its inflation battle.
George Osborne is facing a �16 billion black hole in the public finances as the final set of official figures before the Autumn Statement showed the Chancellor still on course to bust his official borrowing targets.
Scotland's marine energy hopes suffered a blow with the announcement on Friday that wave power pioneer Pelamis is to be put into administration.
Tesco cut its spending on TV and press advertising by nearly two-thirds in October, putting it well behind Asda, Aldi and Lidl, which launched their Christmas campaigns last month.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
LMI Lonmin Plc 7.94% 1,100.55M
EVR EVRAZ plc 7.79% 2,248.60M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 7.71% 2,171.94M
MCRO Micro Focus International plc 5.94% 2,449.91M
TLW Tullow Oil plc 5.80% 4,595.08M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,130.13M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -6.25% 1,372.26M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC -3.72% 2,702.79M
GNK Greene King plc -2.23% 1,634.94M
MAB Mitchells & Butlers plc -1.83% 1,456.79M
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