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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 1.5392 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/EUR 1.3767 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/JPY 187.3607 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/HKD 11.9308 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/CNY 9.8350 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/AUD 2.1483 0.0000 (0.00%)
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  
BoE: China Woes Unlikely To Stop UK Rate Rise  
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A "supergiant" gas field holding the equivalent of 5.5bn barrels of oil has been discovered off the coast of Egypt, the largest ever find in the Mediterranean.
A rocket mission to put a new spacecraft in orbit for London-based Inmarsat has been declared a success. The Russian Proton vehicle ejected the satellite high above Papua New Guinea in the early hours of Saturday (GMT).
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.
The abuse of tipping by restaurants is to be the subject of an investigation launched by Business Secretary Sajid Javid. It could lead to a cap being introduced on the proportion of tips restaurants can withhold from staff.
Costs have been driven down - a solar panel has dropped by nearly two thirds since 2011, and the price of wind power has halved in the past four years - making the energy source increasingly attractive to the general public.

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