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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%)
Hang Seng Index 23,088.58 +18.32 (0.08%)
TSEC 8,654.64 -8.50 (-0.10%)
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CAC 40 4,062.33 +71.09 (1.78%)
S&P TSX 14,337.77 +110.09 (0.77%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,325.00 +5.60 (0.11%)
BSE Sensex 26,575.65 +145.80 (0.55%)
TA25 1,441.97 +6.78 (0.47%)
KOSPI 1,915.28 -14.78 (-0.77%)
SMI 8,361.70 +78.39 (0.95%)
ATX 2,125.41 +44.53 (2.14%)
IBOVESPA 54,302.57 0.00 (0.00%)
SET 1,526.14 -0.53 (-0.03%)
BIST100 77,029.17 +697.73 (0.91%)
IBEX 10,106.60 +191.40 (1.93%)
WIG 52,838.27 +385.91 (0.74%)
TASI 10,102.99 +220.63 (2.23%)
MERVAL 9,599.65 +597.71 (6.64%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6156 +0.0001 (0.01%)
GBP/EUR 1.2655 +0.0028 (0.22%)
GBP/JPY 172.4077 -0.2923 (-0.17%)
GBP/HKD 12.5314 -0.0013 (-0.01%)
GBP/CNY 9.8944 -0.0294 (-0.30%)
GBP/AUD 1.8326 -0.0082 (-0.45%)
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.
Public borrowing rises to �11.8bn in September  
Deficit headache for George Osborne as public borrowing jumps again  
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Top stories

Tesco's sales are falling faster than any of its competitors, as it loses market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl, as well as to upmarket rival Waitrose.
Total SA (FP)'s Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway, ending a career in which he oversaw the biggest expansion of oil reserves at the French energy giant in at least 15 years.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's fiscal spending in September quickened to 9.1 percent from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday, as the authorities try to smooth volatile public spending and keep the economy on an even keel.
Lloyds Banking Group will warn that 60,000 new homes will need to be built every year in order to alleviate Britain's severe housing shortage.
New big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.

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