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Shanghai 3,160.17 -6.46 (-0.20%)
S&P 500 1,930.02 -21.11 (-1.08%)
Nikkei 225 17,792.16 -390.23 (-2.15%)
Hang Seng Index 20,840.61 -94.33 (-0.45%)
TSEC 8,000.60 -95.35 (-1.18%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,185.88 -84.21 (-2.58%)
CAC 40 4,533.07 -120.72 (-2.59%)
S&P TSX 13,490.59 -105.82 (-0.78%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,040.60 +12.80 (0.25%)
BSE Sensex 25,201.90 -562.88 (-2.18%)
TA25 1,606.26 +13.93 (0.87%)
SMI 8,650.29 -125.35 (-1.43%)
ATX 2,262.07 -41.60 (-1.81%)
IBOVESPA 46,736.53 -629.34 (-1.33%)
SET 1,370.75 -12.73 (-0.92%)
BIST100 73,127.60 -876.53 (-1.18%)
IBEX 9,823.70 -218.70 (-2.18%)
WIG 50,648.57 -328.49 (-0.64%)
TASI 7,383.86
MERVAL 10,284.37 -84.26 (-0.81%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5182 -0.0076 (-0.49%)
GBP/EUR 1.3683 -0.0033 (-0.24%)
GBP/JPY 181.2158 -1.9897 (-1.09%)
GBP/HKD 11.7674 -0.0582 (-0.49%)
GBP/CNY 9.6522 -0.0454 (-0.47%)
GBP/AUD 2.1876 +0.0129 (0.59%)
US labor market shows some muscle despite slower job growth
WASHINGTON U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month.
The August Jobs Report in 10 Charts  
A Positive Jobs Report Keeps the Fed in a Tricky Spot  
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Meeting strict new EU pollution standards has added �1,500 to the cost of every new vehicle, say carmakers who claim that because of European legislation to cut tailpipe pollution, Britain's air quality is better now than it has been for centuries.
British holidaymakers made a last-minute dash to catch some summer sun and take advantage of the strong pound last month, sending airlines' profit hopes rising.
(Adds graphic link after second paragraph). By Anirban Nag. LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - With the U.S. Federal Reserve set to raise interest rates and the European Central Bank mulling additional economic stimulus, the euro ought by rights to be falling ...
The data-dependent Federal Reserve now has all the data it needs to decide whether to raise its target interest rate later this month.
ANKARA The U.S. Federal Reserve is coming under pressure from emerging markets not to raise rates too soon as turmoil in China threatens global growth, but the G20 will not publicly call for any delay, delegates meeting in Turkey said on Friday.

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