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Shanghai 2,195.82 -13.65 (-0.62%)
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Nikkei 225 15,459.86 -74.96 (-0.48%)
Hang Seng Index 24,741.00 -177.75 (-0.71%)
TSEC 9,478.37 -7.22 (-0.08%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,156.85 -37.60 (-1.18%)
CAC 40 4,355.02 -40.24 (-0.92%)
S&P TSX 15,602.65 -16.56 (-0.11%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,624.40 -26.80 (-0.47%)
BSE Sensex 26,638.11 +77.96 (0.29%)
TA25 1,401.12 -7.42 (-0.53%)
KOSPI 2,075.76 +0.83 (0.04%)
SMI 8,603.06 -66.74 (-0.77%)
ATX 2,295.14 -44.25 (-1.89%)
IBOVESPA 60,950.57 +1,129.12 (1.89%)
SET 1,559.05 -5.53 (-0.35%)
BIST100 80,584.07 +116.67 (0.14%)
IBEX 10,704.90 -132.50 (-1.22%)
WIG 51,682.20 -1,166.86 (-2.21%)
TASI 11,029.86 -0.09 (0.00%)
MERVAL 7,873.00 +197.39 (2.57%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6586 +0.0011 (0.07%)
GBP/EUR 1.2582 +0.0017 (0.14%)
GBP/JPY 172.0087 -0.1563 (-0.09%)
GBP/HKD 12.8542 +0.0089 (0.07%)
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GBP/AUD 1.7731 -0.0024 (-0.13%)
Asda, Waitrose and Farm Foods all increased their market share
Half of all households shopped at Aldi or Lidl at least once over the summer as the budget retailers continued to lure customers from the traditional supermarkets.
Supermarket stocks set pace on FTSE 100  
Morrisons reports its first month of sales growth since last autumn  
Market Chart
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Top stories

Business confidence in Scotland has dropped significantly below the average for the UK as a whole. The latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton business monitor found optimism among firms north of the border fell to the lowest level since the first quarter of last year in ...
Lending to British businesses fell in the second quarter, according to Bank of England figures that show the Funding for Lending Scheme to encourage bank loans has yet to spark a recovery in small business lending.
Economic sentiment fell to its lowest level this year in the 18-member eurozone in August, according to figures released by European Commission on Thursday.
The London branch of Germany's Deutsche Bank has been fined �4.7m by UK regulators for inaccurate reporting. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the bank mis-reported 29m transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.
CSR, the Cambridge-based microchip maker, has turned down a takeover approach from an American rival but could be open to better offers, it confirmed on Thursday.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
CSR CSR plc 31.22% 1,241.82M
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.23M
PTEC Playtech PLC 6.79% 2,078.81M
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 2.61% 21,594.53M
BP.A BP plc 2.34% 88,945.25M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.23M
OCDO Ocado Group PLC -13.77% 2,034.88M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.78% 1,387.54M
KAZ Kazakhmys plc -3.75% 1,293.00M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more