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Sep 1 - Markets closed

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Shanghai 2,235.51 +18.31 (0.83%)
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Nikkei 225 15,476.60 0.00 (0.00%)
Hang Seng Index 24,752.09 +10.03 (0.04%)
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CAC 40 4,379.73 -1.31 (-0.03%)
S&P TSX 15,625.73 +67.56 (0.43%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,629.80 0.00 (0.00%)
BSE Sensex 26,867.55 +229.44 (0.86%)
TA25 1,410.21 +9.88 (0.71%)
KOSPI 2,067.86 0.00 (0.00%)
SMI 8,746.97 +88.00 (1.02%)
ATX 2,297.42 -4.10 (-0.18%)
IBOVESPA 61,141.27 -146.88 (-0.24%)
SET 1,565.35 +3.72 (0.24%)
BIST100 80,824.72 +511.78 (0.64%)
IBEX 10,746.50 +17.70 (0.16%)
WIG 52,416.31 +547.54 (1.06%)
TASI 11,116.75 +4.63 (0.04%)
MERVAL 8,020.49 +98.24 (1.24%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6613 +0.0022 (0.13%)
GBP/EUR 1.2653 0.0000 (0.00%)
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GBP/CNY 10.2037 -0.0003 (0.00%)
GBP/AUD 1.7799 -0.0001 (0.00%)
Britain's manufacturing PMI shows unexpected slowdown
LONDON, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Britain's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector showed an unexpected slowdown in growth in August, yet the figures remain above the life-time average figure for the survey.
While you were sleeping: Global manufacturing slows  
Markets begin month on cautious note  
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Top stories

A proposed scheme to construct a brand new airport on an island in the Thames Estuary looks set to be rejected, which is bad news for Boris Johnson - who backed the proposals - and possibly for people living in Heathrow's flightpath.
One of Britain's most influential and best known fund managers has decided to sell his holding in HSBC due to fears it will be hit with huge fines.
The new boss of Tesco yesterday said the supermarket needed 'urgent' change to stem its decline. On his first day in the job Dave Lewis told staff 'we have to take our destiny in our hands' and warned of major reforms to all parts of the company.
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of complaints against British banks fell by nearly 42 percent in the first half of 2014, driven by a decline in the number of cases relating to the mis-selling of loan insurance, the Financial Ombudsman Service said on Tuesday.
Quindell, the insurance claims processor, is to buy RAC out of its joint venture, according to reports. The London-listed firm will announce on Tuesday that it is taking control of Connected Car Solutions, a business set up in April to install �black box� tracking ...

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,097.76M
ABG African Barrick Gold PLC 5.65% 1,012.09M
DC Dixons Carphone PLC 4.67% 4,150.79M
KAZ Kazakhmys plc 3.33% 1,370.41M
BTG BTG plc 2.97% 2,391.58M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,097.76M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
ASC ASOS plc -3.07% 2,300.48M
AFR Afren Plc -2.97% 1,047.32M
TSB TSB Banking Group PLC -2.41% 1,415.00M
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