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Shanghai 2,235.51 +18.31 (0.83%)
S&P 500 2,003.37 +6.63 (0.33%)
Nikkei 225 15,476.60 +52.01 (0.34%)
Hang Seng Index 24,752.09 +10.03 (0.04%)
TSEC 9,513.06 +76.79 (0.81%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,175.05 +2.42 (0.08%)
CAC 40 4,379.73 -1.31 (-0.03%)
S&P TSX 15,625.73 +67.56 (0.43%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,629.80 +3.90 (0.07%)
BSE Sensex 26,867.55 +229.44 (0.86%)
TA25 1,410.21 +9.88 (0.71%)
KOSPI 2,067.86 -0.68 (-0.03%)
SMI 8,746.97 +88.00 (1.02%)
ATX 2,297.42 -4.10 (-0.18%)
IBOVESPA 61,141.27 -146.88 (-0.24%)
SET 1,565.35 +3.72 (0.24%)
BIST100 80,824.72 +511.78 (0.64%)
IBEX 10,746.50 +17.70 (0.16%)
WIG 52,416.31 +547.54 (1.06%)
TASI 11,116.75 +4.63 (0.04%)
MERVAL 8,020.49 +98.24 (1.24%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6610 +0.0018 (0.11%)
GBP/EUR 1.2651 +0.0012 (0.10%)
GBP/JPY 173.3350 +0.5200 (0.30%)
GBP/HKD 12.8726 +0.0138 (0.11%)
GBP/CNY 10.2003 -0.0109 (-0.11%)
GBP/AUD 1.7795 +0.0011 (0.06%)
China's Factories Slowing, Surveys Show
SYDNEY, Australia - Growth in China's vast factory sector slackened in August as foreign and domestic demand slowed, surveys showed Monday, stoking speculation that further stimulus measures would be needed to prevent the economy from stumbling.
Factory activity expands at slower clip in August  
Retreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easing  
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Top stories

Johnson says he will not back Heathrow's expansion despite his idea for a Thames estuary airport being declined. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/LNP/Rex.
... * Says Libor, FX probes could expose HSBC. * Fears a substantial fine could hamper dividend growth. * Sells his fund's entire stake in HSBC (Adds detail on other sellers of HSBC, context).
Manufacturing in Yorkshire continues to see positive growth, despite UK-wide figures showing a slowdown in the industry. While expansion in the sector has slowed in recent months, research suggests Yorkshire manufacturers may be outperforming similar ...
In an email to Tesco staff Dave Lewis spelled out priorities including tackling heavy market-share losses in the UK, but promised not to take hasty decisions.
Russian president Vladimir Putin today launched the construction of what will be one of the largest gas pipelines in the world, stretching from China to the Russian Far East, in the village of Us Khatyn in Yakutia.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,097.76M
ABG African Barrick Gold PLC 5.65% 1,012.09M
DC Dixons Carphone PLC 4.67% 4,150.79M
KAZ Kazakhmys plc 3.33% 1,370.41M
BTG BTG plc 2.97% 2,391.58M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,097.76M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
ASC ASOS plc -3.07% 2,300.48M
AFR Afren Plc -2.97% 1,047.32M
TSB TSB Banking Group PLC -2.41% 1,415.00M
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