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World markets

Shanghai 3,232.35 +148.76 (4.82%)
S&P 500 1,988.87 +1.21 (0.06%)
Nikkei 225 19,136.32 +561.88 (3.03%)
Hang Seng Index 21,612.39 -226.15 (-1.04%)
TSEC 8,019.18 +194.63 (2.49%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,286.59 +5.81 (0.18%)
CAC 40 4,675.13 +16.95 (0.36%)
S&P TSX 13,865.07 +98.40 (0.71%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,263.60 +30.30 (0.58%)
BSE Sensex 26,392.38 +161.19 (0.61%)
TA25 1,605.09 +8.53 (0.53%)
SMI 8,785.10 -27.48 (-0.31%)
ATX 2,335.89 -13.56 (-0.58%)
IBOVESPA 47,153.87 -561.41 (-1.18%)
SET 1,365.94 +7.91 (0.58%)
BIST100 74,641.60 -171.88 (-0.23%)
IBEX 10,352.90 +62.70 (0.61%)
WIG 50,972.44 +606.35 (1.20%)
TASI 7,690.40 +86.08 (1.13%)
MERVAL 10,292.81 +52.46 (0.51%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5410 +0.0018 (0.12%)
GBP/EUR 1.3787 +0.0020 (0.15%)
GBP/JPY 187.4489 +0.0881 (0.05%)
GBP/HKD 11.9424 +0.0116 (0.10%)
GBP/CNY 9.8465 +0.0115 (0.12%)
GBP/AUD 2.1512 +0.0029 (0.13%)
Mark Carney: Chinese problems unlikely to prevent UK interest rate rise
China's economic problems are "unlikely" to derail plans to raise interest rates in the UK, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has claimed.
Mark Carney's blue-sky take on interest rates misses clouds on the horizon  
Bank of England stance on rates unchanged by China - Carney  
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Inmarsat, which provides mobile telecommunications, is attempting to put up the third spacecraft in its next-generation global network.
The stock market sell-off is not the problem. Yes, the Shanghai Composite Stock Index has dropped almost 40 per cent since its June peak, but the Chinese economy has rarely been upset by fluctuations of its financial markets.
An office worker looks at the FTSE 100 index, which lost 6.7% during August, its worst performance since May 2012. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA.
Restaurants could face a cap on the proportion of tips they can withhold from staff, following an investigation launched by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
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