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Shanghai 2,279.29 +13.25 (0.58%)
S&P 500 2,002.28 -1.09 (-0.05%)
Nikkei 225 15,806.62 +138.02 (0.88%)
Hang Seng Index 25,077.46 +328.44 (1.33%)
TSEC 9,422.00 +22.28 (0.24%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,180.29 +5.24 (0.17%)
CAC 40 4,378.33 -1.40 (-0.03%)
S&P TSX 15,619.08 -6.65 (-0.04%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,667.00 +8.50 (0.15%)
BSE Sensex 27,103.41 +84.02 (0.31%)
TA25 1,417.62 +7.41 (0.53%)
KOSPI 2,048.11 -3.47 (-0.17%)
SMI 8,757.32 +10.35 (0.12%)
ATX 2,293.29 -4.13 (-0.18%)
IBOVESPA 61,895.98 +754.71 (1.23%)
SET 1,573.87 +5.27 (0.34%)
BIST100 80,710.01 -114.71 (-0.14%)
IBEX 10,755.00 +8.50 (0.08%)
WIG 52,643.48 +227.17 (0.43%)
TASI 11,048.19 -68.56 (-0.62%)
MERVAL 8,166.70 +146.21 (1.82%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6456 -0.0011 (-0.07%)
GBP/EUR 1.2538 -0.0003 (-0.03%)
GBP/JPY 173.1800 -0.1450 (-0.08%)
GBP/HKD 12.7545 -0.0088 (-0.07%)
GBP/CNY 10.1133 -0.0166 (-0.16%)
GBP/AUD 1.7739 -0.0011 (-0.06%)
National Grid highlights potential for power shortages this winter
Electricity pylons in the sunset. National Grid has formally asked power generators how much spare capacity they could provide. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA.
UK seeks extra electricity ahead of 'uncertain winter'  
UK seeks emergency electricity supplies  
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A SCOTTISH Labour MP has suggested he would stand down if the country backs independence in this month's referendum. A SCOTTISH Labour MP has suggested he would stand down if the country backs independence in this month's referendum.
Consumers have enjoyed a 16th consecutive month of falling high street prices, as an ongoing price war between the nation's grocers has held down food inflation.
Royal Mail will begin delivering letters and parcels and opening offices on Sundays from this weekend. The postal service will trial deliveries inside the M25 this Sunday, with a view to expanding it across the whole network.
... * HSBC services PMI hits 17-month high of 54.1 in Aug. * Aug official services PMI rises to 54.4 from July's 54.2. * Suggests services more resilient than manufacturing.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off early losses on Wednesday, while the dollar was close to 14-month highs against a basket of major currencies after data underscored that the U.S.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.80M
ASC ASOS plc 4.74% 2,259.91M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 4.20% 2,819.40M
WEIR The Weir Group PLC 3.25% 5,814.11M
SPI Spire Healthcare Group PLC 2.67% 1,041.81M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.80M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.74% 1,308.85M
EVR EVRAZ plc -3.14% 1,630.49M
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc -2.44% 40,145.41M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more