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Shanghai 2,486.79 +34.13 (1.39%)
S&P 500 2,063.50 +10.75 (0.52%)
Nikkei 225 17,357.51 +56.65 (0.33%)
Hang Seng Index 23,437.12 +87.48 (0.37%)
TSEC 9,091.53 +12.66 (0.14%)
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CAC 40 4,347.23 +113.02 (2.67%)
S&P TSX 15,111.46 +36.28 (0.24%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,304.30 -11.90 (-0.22%)
BSE Sensex 28,334.63 +267.07 (0.95%)
TA25 1,453.26 +1.52 (0.10%)
KOSPI 1,964.84 +6.80 (0.35%)
SMI 9,080.55 +90.61 (1.01%)
ATX 2,277.64
IBOVESPA 56,084.04 +2,681.23 (5.02%)
SET 1,579.20 +10.52 (0.67%)
BIST100 83,281.80 +769.91 (0.93%)
IBEX 10,520.80 +311.60 (3.05%)
WIG 53,215.87 +367.33 (0.70%)
TASI 9,408.83
MERVAL 8,948.26 +206.59 (2.36%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5658 -0.0035 (-0.22%)
GBP/EUR 1.2636 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/JPY 184.4219 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/HKD 12.1476 0.0000 (0.00%)
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GBP/AUD 1.8059 0.0000 (0.00%)
Aviva lines up �5.6bn Friends Life buyout
Listed life, pensions and investment giant Aviva has announced that it is lining up an acquisition of Friends Life, parent company of adviser network Sesame, in a deal that some have suggested is inspired by the pension changes due to come into force in ...
Aviva stuns insurers with Friends Life bid  
Why Aviva's �5.6bn bid for Friends Life makes sense for shareholders  
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Top stories

State-backed bank Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has said an error meant it only just passed a European stress test of its balance sheet.
In a surprise move, China cuts interest rates for the first time in more than two years. WSJ's Emma Moody has the details on the News Hub with Simon Constable.
George Osborne suffered a major setback in his pledge to balance the books today - after official figures showed borrowing had gone up over the past year.
About 10 Bank of England staff have been interviewed as part of the inquiry. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA. Reuters. Friday 21 November 2014 17.45 EST.
Fuller Smith & Turner, the London-based brewer and pub company, reported strong half-year results with food sales driving growth as more people head to pubs to eat out.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
LMI Lonmin Plc 7.94% 1,100.55M
EVR EVRAZ plc 7.79% 2,248.60M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 7.71% 2,171.94M
MCRO Micro Focus International plc 5.94% 2,449.91M
TLW Tullow Oil plc 5.80% 4,595.08M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,130.13M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -6.25% 1,372.26M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC -3.72% 2,702.79M
GNK Greene King plc -2.23% 1,634.94M
MAB Mitchells & Butlers plc -1.83% 1,456.79M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more