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Shanghai 2,420.18 +29.10 (1.22%)
S&P 500 1,994.65 +12.35 (0.62%)
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 3,086.57 +50.67 (1.67%)
CAC 40 4,213.99 +72.75 (1.76%)
S&P TSX 14,458.69 -68.88 (-0.47%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,526.60 +50.40 (0.92%)
BSE Sensex 27,789.73 +443.40 (1.62%)
TA25 1,424.37 -9.66 (-0.67%)
KOSPI 1,964.43 +5.50 (0.28%)
SMI 8,814.46 +95.43 (1.09%)
ATX 2,209.55 +17.26 (0.79%)
IBOVESPA 52,336.83 +1,287.51 (2.52%)
SET 1,576.54 +11.19 (0.71%)
BIST100 80,919.20 +1,020.59 (1.28%)
IBEX 10,415.90 +152.20 (1.48%)
WIG 53,856.00 +364.00 (0.68%)
TASI 10,034.92
MERVAL 9,335.34 +308.41 (3.42%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5978 -0.0021 (-0.13%)
GBP/EUR 1.2724 +0.0035 (0.28%)
GBP/JPY 178.2500 +3.4945 (2.00%)
GBP/HKD 12.3883 -0.0197 (-0.16%)
GBP/CNY 9.7646 -0.0180 (-0.18%)
GBP/AUD 1.8139 +0.0016 (0.09%)
BOJ shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan surprised global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April.
Yen Falls to Six-Year Low of 111 Per Dollar on BOJ Easing, GPIF  
European shares rally after surprise BoJ easing  
Market Chart
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Top stories

Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside �400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
The UK government has announced that it will repay a small portion of its "perpetual" debts that date back to World War I. National War Bonds were sold in 1917 under the slogan "if you cannot fight, invest all you can in 5% bonds", reports Elaine Moore.
LONDON - Britain's government published proposals to give the Bank of England new legal powers to control residential mortgage lending on Thursday, but said it wanted more evidence before deciding on a BoE request to regulate lending to landlords.
Consumer confidence in the UK declined for a second straight month in October as Britons still remain pessimistic about the economy.
LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - SuperGroup, the British company behind the Superdry fashion brand, warned that full-year profit would fall short of market forecasts, becoming the latest retailer to see a warm autumn hit demand for winter clothes.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 2,070.33M
RGU Regus PLC 5.36% 1,829.54M
HGG Henderson Group Plc 4.50% 2,400.81M
IAG International Consolidated Airlines Grp 3.99% 8,275.23M
ELM Elementis plc 3.62% 1,229.77M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,084.79M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -5.93% 1,383.85M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -5.08% 1,387.54M
AA AA PLC -1.37% 1,859.08M
RRS Randgold Resources Limited -1.35% 3,456.81M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more