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Shanghai 2,339.66 -17.07 (-0.72%)
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Nikkei 225 14,804.28 -306.95 (-2.03%)
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CAC 40 4,063.35 +72.11 (1.81%)
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BSE Sensex 26,575.65 +145.80 (0.55%)
TA25 1,442.47 +7.28 (0.51%)
KOSPI 1,915.28 -14.78 (-0.77%)
SMI 8,368.21 +84.90 (1.02%)
ATX 2,126.28 +45.40 (2.18%)
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IBEX 10,110.50 +195.30 (1.97%)
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GBP/USD 1.6155 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/EUR 1.2675 +0.0048 (0.38%)
GBP/JPY 172.3652 -0.3348 (-0.19%)
GBP/HKD 12.5305 -0.0022 (-0.02%)
GBP/CNY 9.8885 -0.0353 (-0.36%)
GBP/AUD 1.8331 -0.0077 (-0.42%)
Rising UK borrowing leaves no room for pre-election sweeteners
LONDON (Reuters) - British government borrowing rose more than 10 percent in the first half of the financial year, giving Chancellor George Osborne little scope to offer sweeteners to voters before a parliamentary election in May.
More bad news for Osborne as borrowing rises 10%  
Deficit headache for George Osborne as public borrowing jumps again  
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Top stories

Tesco sales are falling at the fastest rate in the grocery industry as ongoing supermarket price wars continue to benefit shoppers and squeeze the major retailers.
BEIJING�China's economic slowdown is widely expected to continue into next year, increasing pressure on Beijing to take more powerful measures to spur growth and to proceed slowly on their pledge to fundamentally reform the economy.
Lloyds Banking Group, the UK's biggest retail bank, is set to unveil a �50m fund for small housebuilders in an attempt to address the deficit of new affordable homes in the UK.
Jaguar Land Rover has launched its first plant in China in an attempt to double global sales by the end of 2020. The luxury car manufacturer, which is owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Motors, said the plant will produce three JLR models by 2016 in ...
LONDON�BCA Marketplace PLC has pulled its planned listing, blaming the �volatility in global equity markets.� Earlier this month the European used-vehicle marketplace announced plans to raise �200 million ($321.76 million) and float on the London Stock ...

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