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Shanghai 2,235.51 +18.31 (0.83%)
S&P 500 2,003.37 +6.63 (0.33%)
Nikkei 225 15,476.60 +52.01 (0.34%)
Hang Seng Index 24,752.09 +10.03 (0.04%)
TSEC 9,513.06 +76.79 (0.81%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,169.48 -3.15 (-0.10%)
CAC 40 4,372.47 -8.57 (-0.20%)
S&P TSX 15,625.73 +67.56 (0.43%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,629.80 +3.90 (0.07%)
BSE Sensex 26,867.55 +229.44 (0.86%)
TA25 1,410.48 +10.15 (0.72%)
KOSPI 2,067.86 -0.68 (-0.03%)
SMI 8,745.74 +86.77 (1.00%)
ATX 2,291.20 -10.32 (-0.45%)
IBOVESPA 62,091.14 +802.99 (1.31%)
SET 1,565.35 +3.72 (0.24%)
BIST100 80,651.39 +338.45 (0.42%)
IBEX 10,728.50 -0.30 (0.00%)
WIG 52,314.41 +445.64 (0.86%)
TASI 11,116.75 +4.63 (0.04%)
MERVAL 7,922.25 0.00 (0.00%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6629 +0.0038 (0.23%)
GBP/EUR 1.2661 +0.0022 (0.18%)
GBP/JPY 173.3837 +0.5687 (0.33%)
GBP/HKD 12.8878 +0.0290 (0.23%)
GBP/CNY 10.2234 +0.0122 (0.12%)
GBP/AUD 1.7796 +0.0012 (0.07%)
Manufacturing industry hit by weaker exports
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Market Chart
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Top stories

Fund manager Neil Woodford today sold his stake in HSBC, citing concerns about "fine inflation" in the banking industry.
bank of england The Bank of England report a small fall in the number of approved mortgages for July. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA.
The new chief executive of Tesco has said he is �wonderfully na�ve� about the challenges that await, but is confident that such an attitude has served him well in the past.
Johnson says he will not back Heathrow's expansion despite his idea for a Thames estuary airport being declined. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/LNP/REX.
Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik's investment group Access Industries has offered to take sports rights group Perform private at 260p a share.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,097.76M
DC Dixons Carphone PLC 6.15% 4,209.71M
ABG African Barrick Gold PLC 5.25% 1,008.24M
RDW Redrow plc 3.06% 1,047.43M
ITV ITV plc 3.05% 8,761.30M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,097.76M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
ASC ASOS plc -4.11% 2,275.71M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.74% 1,387.88M
AFR Afren Plc -3.59% 1,040.68M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more