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Shanghai 2,235.51 +18.31 (0.83%)
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CAC 40 4,372.66 -8.38 (-0.19%)
S&P TSX 15,625.73 +67.56 (0.43%)
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BSE Sensex 26,867.55 +229.44 (0.86%)
TA25 1,410.16 +9.83 (0.70%)
KOSPI 2,067.86 -0.68 (-0.03%)
SMI 8,742.17 +83.20 (0.96%)
ATX 2,291.39 -10.13 (-0.44%)
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SET 1,565.35 +3.72 (0.24%)
BIST100 80,685.07 +372.13 (0.46%)
IBEX 10,727.20 -1.60 (-0.01%)
WIG 52,280.22 +411.45 (0.79%)
TASI 11,116.75 +4.63 (0.04%)
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Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6625 +0.0034 (0.20%)
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GBP/AUD 1.7790 +0.0006 (0.03%)
UK manufacturing growth ebbs, denting hopes for balanced recovery
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's manufacturing revival slowed sharply last month as the Ukraine crisis crimped demand from abroad, further denting hopes for a more balanced economic recovery.
Manufacturing industry hit by weaker exports  
Shock drop in UK manufacturing growth - are the finest days of UK recovery over?  
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Top stories

Fund manager Neil Woodford today sold his stake in HSBC, citing concerns about "fine inflation" in the banking industry.
(Noon): Shares in Tesco fell a further 1.6% following news that a major shareholder in the UK supermarket giant had cut its stake.
bank of england The Bank of England report a small fall in the number of approved mortgages for July. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA.
Johnson says he will not back Heathrow's expansion despite his idea for a Thames estuary airport being declined. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/LNP/REX.
Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik's investment group Access Industries has offered to take sports rights group Perform private at 260p a share.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,097.76M
DC Dixons Carphone PLC 6.15% 4,209.71M
ABG African Barrick Gold PLC 5.25% 1,008.24M
RDW Redrow plc 3.06% 1,047.43M
ITV ITV plc 3.05% 8,761.30M
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 -4.11% 2,275.71M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.74% 1,387.88M
AFR Afren Plc -3.59% 1,040.68M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more