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KOSPI 1,964.43 +5.50 (0.28%)
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GBP/USD 1.5987 -0.0012 (-0.08%)
GBP/EUR 1.2724 +0.0036 (0.28%)
GBP/JPY 178.0442 +3.2888 (1.88%)
GBP/HKD 12.3986 -0.0095 (-0.08%)
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GBP/AUD 1.8147 +0.0024 (0.13%)
BOJ shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan surprised global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April.
Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to rise after surprise BoJ easing  
EconomyBoJ shocks with extra stimulus - analysts react  
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Top stories

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) said it had set aside 400 million pounds to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets and another 100 million to compensate customers mis-sold loan insurance.
LONDON - Britain's government published proposals to give the Bank of England new legal powers to control residential mortgage lending on Thursday, but said it wanted more evidence before deciding on a BoE request to regulate lending to landlords.
Consumer confidence in the UK declined for a second straight month in October as Britons still remain pessimistic about the economy.
SuperGroup, the company behind the logo-laden Superdry brand, warned it would miss its full-year profits by as much as 17 per cent due to unseasonably warm weather in the last two months.
Steps to repay the UK's �2 billion in outstanding First World War debt have been unveiled with plans to redeem bonds dating back to the 18th century.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 2,070.33M
RGU Regus PLC 3.63% 1,799.46M
IAG International Consolidated Airlines Grp 2.87% 8,185.61M
INVR Investec plc 2.83% 5,170.68M
ASC ASOS plc 2.26% 2,187.16M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,084.79M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -5.93% 1,383.85M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -5.08% 1,387.54M
FRES Fresnillo Plc -3.00% 5,124.94M
RRS Randgold Resources Limited -1.75% 3,442.90M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more