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World markets

Shanghai 3,789.17 +126.17 (3.44%)
S&P 500 2,108.57 +15.32 (0.73%)
Nikkei 225 20,302.91 -25.98 (-0.13%)
Hang Seng Index 24,619.45 +115.51 (0.47%)
TSEC 8,563.48 -19.01 (-0.22%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,575.53 +21.42 (0.60%)
CAC 40 5,017.44 +40.12 (0.81%)
S&P TSX 14,301.47 +224.11 (1.59%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,624.20 +39.50 (0.71%)
BSE Sensex 27,563.43 +104.20 (0.38%)
TA25 1,717.72 +7.40 (0.43%)
SMI 9,387.97 +112.25 (1.21%)
ATX 2,481.98 +1.74 (0.07%)
IBOVESPA 50,097.32 +495.72 (1.00%)
SET 1,417.49 +9.42 (0.67%)
BIST100 78,079.76 +55.73 (0.07%)
IBEX 11,282.90 +30.50 (0.27%)
WIG 52,288.10 +381.19 (0.73%)
TASI 9,107.39
MERVAL 10,399.69 +247.89 (2.44%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5600 -0.0010 (-0.06%)
GBP/EUR 1.4210 +0.0105 (0.74%)
GBP/JPY 193.3916 +0.4666 (0.24%)
GBP/HKD 12.0928 -0.0050 (-0.04%)
GBP/CNY 9.6908 -0.0002 (0.00%)
GBP/AUD 2.1386 +0.0140 (0.66%)
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Top stories

The London market rose for the second session in a row today as Barclays led a series of blue-chip firms reporting strong corporate results.
Gold prices spiked higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve sowed doubts about a potential interest-rate increase in September, citing stubbornly low inflation as a concern.
LONDON Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which was fined a record 3 billion yuan ($483 million) for corruption in China last year and is examining possible staff misconduct elsewhere, faces new allegations of bribery in Romania.
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The Financial Conduct Authority's director of supervision, Tracey McDermott, says: 'Firms should have in place systems to manage the risks posed by benchmark activities.

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