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Shanghai 2,266.05 +30.54 (1.37%)
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Nikkei 225 15,668.60 +192.00 (1.24%)
Hang Seng Index 24,749.02 -3.07 (-0.01%)
TSEC 9,399.72 -113.34 (-1.19%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,178.31 +3.26 (0.10%)
CAC 40 4,378.55 -1.18 (-0.03%)
S&P TSX 15,625.73 +67.56 (0.43%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,658.50 +28.70 (0.51%)
BSE Sensex 27,019.39 +151.84 (0.57%)
TA25 1,416.15 +5.94 (0.42%)
KOSPI 2,051.58 -16.28 (-0.79%)
SMI 8,752.21 +5.24 (0.06%)
ATX 2,297.75 +0.33 (0.01%)
IBOVESPA 61,141.27 -146.88 (-0.24%)
SET 1,568.60 +3.25 (0.21%)
BIST100 80,603.72 -221.00 (-0.27%)
IBEX 10,753.30 +6.80 (0.06%)
WIG 52,431.61 +15.30 (0.03%)
TASI 11,068.68 -48.07 (-0.43%)
MERVAL 8,020.49 +98.24 (1.24%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6533 -0.0081 (-0.49%)
GBP/EUR 1.2608 -0.0044 (-0.35%)
GBP/JPY 173.4200 +0.0400 (0.02%)
GBP/HKD 12.8140 -0.0626 (-0.49%)
GBP/CNY 10.1643 -0.0404 (-0.40%)
GBP/AUD 1.7810 +0.0008 (0.04%)
Skills shortage fears temper surge in UK construction
Britain's builders enjoyed the strongest growth for seven months in August but the surge in activity put further strain on already tight supplies of materials and skilled workers.
UK construction growth strongest in seven months - PMI  
Strong summer construction activity sees boost to jobs but jump in contractors ...  
Market Chart
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Top stories

Boris Johnson has warned David Cameron and George Osborne that they should "stick" to the Conservative Party's manifesto pledge to block a third runway at Heathrow, amid claims the Government is gearing up to perform a u-turn on the controversial ...
National Grid today issued one of those periodic updates that when spun in a certain way provide the jumping off point for newspaper headlines about impending blackouts and shuttered factories.
Giant state-backed banking group Lloyds was the most complained about financial institution in the first six months of the year, figures show.
Tesco's profit warning last Friday virtually guaranteed that every conceivable expert would be wheeled out over the weekend to offer advice to incoming chief executive Dave Lewis, and so it turned out.
Norwich is taking part in a Royal Mail trial which will allow people to pick up parcels on Sundays. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.80M
ASC ASOS plc 4.77% 2,260.48M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 4.05% 2,815.35M
TCG Thomas Cook Group plc 3.19% 1,891.71M
WEIR The Weir Group PLC 2.80% 5,788.85M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.80M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.74% 1,308.85M
EVR EVRAZ plc -2.95% 1,633.61M
COLT Colt Group SA -2.53% 1,275.20M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more