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Power firms 'must face licence axe'
A Labour government would give a new energy regulator the power to revoke energy companies' licences to help protect the interests of the public, the party announced today.
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Top stories

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - China's manufacturing activity hit a three-month low in August, raising the case for fresh policy steps to keep growth on track, while a Reuters poll showed Japan's economic recovery is likely to be modest despite a small ...
Britain has exported more than five million cars so far this decade - its best ever performance. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 102,981 cars built in the UK were sold overseas in July, taking the total since the start of 2010 to 5,095,796.
The Bank of England's MPC split 7-2 in favour of keeping rates at 0.5%, the first divide in three years. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images.
HSBC/Market will release preliminary manufacturing data overnight for China and Europe. The numbers could shape expectations ahead of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's speech at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, tomorrow.
A leading oil industry figure has claimed that the Scottish government's predictions for North Sea oil recovery are up to 60% too high.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,086.63M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 7.69% 1,561.05M
POLY Polymetal International PLC 2.75% 2,115.56M
HIK Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc 2.36% 3,442.80M
SDR Schroders plc 2.06% 6,429.39M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,086.63M
INVR Investec plc -3.77% 5,010.59M
TCG Thomas Cook Group plc -3.67% 1,739.66M
FRES Fresnillo Plc -2.72% 6,979.82M
OPHR Ophir Energy Plc -2.70% 1,327.13M
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