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Shanghai 2,420.18 +29.10 (1.22%)
S&P 500 2,011.46 +16.81 (0.84%)
Nikkei 225 16,413.76 +755.56 (4.83%)
Hang Seng Index 23,998.06 +296.02 (1.25%)
TSEC 8,974.76 +86.69 (0.98%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,112.96 +77.06 (2.54%)
CAC 40 4,236.20 +94.96 (2.29%)
S&P TSX 14,576.51 +117.82 (0.81%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,526.60 +50.40 (0.92%)
BSE Sensex 27,865.83 +519.50 (1.90%)
TA25 1,424.37 -9.66 (-0.67%)
KOSPI 1,964.43 +5.50 (0.28%)
SMI 8,825.11 +106.08 (1.22%)
ATX 2,211.14 +18.85 (0.86%)
IBOVESPA 53,251.48 +914.65 (1.75%)
SET 1,584.16 +18.81 (1.20%)
BIST100 80,579.66 +681.04 (0.85%)
IBEX 10,489.00 +225.30 (2.20%)
WIG 53,949.58 +457.58 (0.86%)
TASI 10,034.92
MERVAL 9,564.67 +229.33 (2.46%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5996 -0.0002 (-0.02%)
GBP/EUR 1.2766 +0.0078 (0.62%)
GBP/JPY 179.3420 +4.5865 (2.62%)
GBP/HKD 12.4062 -0.0019 (-0.02%)
GBP/CNY 9.7781 -0.0045 (-0.05%)
GBP/AUD 1.8193 +0.0069 (0.38%)
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LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) - In an unexpected move, the Bank of Japan's policy board voted by a 5-to-4 margin to expand the pace of its quantitative easing, sending Tokyo stocks soaring and the Japanese yen falling sharply.
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LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England told British banks on Friday they will be required to hold more capital to guard against the risks of bad loans, but the new measures were less stringent than many had expected.
The threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone, civil unrest in China and the Ebola crisis have created an unprecedented number of headwinds for the global economy, according to the chief executive of WPP.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc's investment bank lost money in the third quarter, bucking the improving trends at the rest of the UK's largest taxpayer- owned lender.
UK wholesale gas prices have hit a record low, piling more pressure on energy firms to explain why household bills have not been slashed.
The UK is taking steps to repay the �2bn debt it originally borrowed to finance the First World War. The debt had not previously been paid off because the Government has to pay relatively little interest on it, having paid a total of �1.26bn since 1917.

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