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Shanghai 2,217.20 +21.38 (0.97%)
S&P 500 2,000.69 +3.95 (0.20%)
Nikkei 225 15,424.59 -35.27 (-0.23%)
Hang Seng Index 24,742.06 +1.06 (0.00%)
TSEC 9,436.27 -42.10 (-0.44%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,172.63 +8.19 (0.26%)
CAC 40 4,381.04 +15.00 (0.34%)
S&P TSX 15,620.15 +61.98 (0.40%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,625.90 +1.50 (0.03%)
BSE Sensex 26,638.11 +77.96 (0.29%)
TA25 1,404.41 -4.13 (-0.29%)
KOSPI 2,068.54 -7.22 (-0.35%)
SMI 8,658.97 +36.74 (0.43%)
ATX 2,301.52 +11.14 (0.49%)
IBOVESPA 61,036.48 +745.61 (1.24%)
SET 1,561.63 +2.58 (0.17%)
BIST100 80,312.94 -524.77 (-0.65%)
IBEX 10,728.80 +6.60 (0.06%)
WIG 51,868.77 -13.24 (-0.03%)
TASI 11,042.03
MERVAL 7,925.75 -7.56 (-0.10%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6576 -0.0013 (-0.08%)
GBP/EUR 1.2613 +0.0030 (0.24%)
GBP/JPY 172.5400 +0.4850 (0.28%)
GBP/HKD 12.8460 -0.0111 (-0.09%)
GBP/CNY 10.1833 -0.0073 (-0.07%)
GBP/AUD 1.7754 +0.0016 (0.09%)
Tesco's new chief executive handed �700m war chest
The new chief executive of Tesco has been handed a war chest of at least �700m to turn around the ailing grocery retailer after it was forced to issue its third profit warning in a little over two years.
Eurozone inflation falls to 0.3%; unemployment stable at 11.5% - as it happened  
FTSE inches higher, Tesco slumps after profit warning  
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Top stories

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said its customer complaints were down by a quarter in the first six months of 2014, as cases of mis-sold loan insurance declined.
Bonus payments rose 4.9% to �40.5bn in the year to April 2014, driven by the private sector, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday.
Boris Johnson has sent a strong signal that he will not surrender over �Boris Island�, a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary, despite expectations that the scheme will be shelved for good by the Airports Commission next week.
FRANKFURT�-Europe's struggle to prevent ultralow inflation from derailing an already fragile economic recovery grew even more challenging as consumer prices weakened to a five-year low in August.
Image Average house prices in England and Wales increased 1.7% last month compared with June to reach �175,653, according to the latest official data from the Land Registry.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,099.78M
ETO Entertainment One Ltd 3.99% 1,040.01M
SSPG SSP Group PLC 3.62% 1,132.53M
OPHR Ophir Energy Plc 3.35% 1,390.53M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 2.90% 2,700.63M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,099.78M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
TSCO Tesco PLC -6.64% 18,678.81M
MRW Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc -5.03% 4,144.77M
SBRY J Sainsbury plc -4.35% 5,553.85M
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