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BSE Sensex 26,360.11 +45.82 (0.17%)
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KOSPI 2,044.21 -28.57 (-1.38%)
SMI 8,570.31 +42.40 (0.50%)
ATX 2,291.15 +16.91 (0.74%)
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IBEX 10,514.70 +93.80 (0.90%)
WIG 52,319.36 +15.00 (0.03%)
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MERVAL 7,202.97 -12.22 (-0.17%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6581 -0.0013 (-0.08%)
GBP/EUR 1.2501 -0.0015 (-0.12%)
GBP/JPY 172.2061 +0.0711 (0.04%)
GBP/HKD 12.8507 -0.0109 (-0.09%)
GBP/CNY 10.2009 +0.0017 (0.02%)
GBP/AUD 1.7869 +0.0001 (0.00%)
UK retail sales rise less than expected in July
Retail sales rose by 2.6% in July, up just 0.1% from June, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. The growth was weaker than many analysts' estimates that the month-on-month increase would be about 0.4%.
UK borrowing target still in doubt despite stronger tax receipts  
UK July Retail Sales Rise, Led by Demand for Clothes  
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Top stories

LONDON (Reuters) - Euro zone private business growth slowed more than expected in August, despite widespread price cutting, as manufacturing and service industry activity both dwindled, a survey showed on Thursday.
A Labour government would give a new energy regulator the power to revoke energy companies' licences to help protect the interests of the public, the party announced today.
A hugely influential oil tycoon has accused Scottish leader Alex Salmond's government of massively over-estimating the North Sea oil reserves, coming out strongly against Scottish independence.
GCSE results day is finally here. The changes to the school leaving age mean that this is the first year that pupils getting their results will have to continue with education until their 18th birthday.
More than 130,000 cars were made in the UK last month, a rise of 2.8%, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,086.63M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 7.69% 1,561.05M
SDRC Schroders plc 2.56% 6,469.52M
IPF International Personal Finance Plc 2.37% 1,222.38M
SDR Schroders plc 2.36% 6,448.32M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,086.63M
TCG Thomas Cook Group plc -4.13% 1,731.34M
KAZ Kazakhmys plc -4.05% 1,323.83M
INVR Investec plc -3.77% 5,010.59M
FRES Fresnillo Plc -3.39% 6,931.86M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more