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Shanghai 2,195.82 -13.65 (-0.62%)
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Nikkei 225 15,459.86 -74.96 (-0.48%)
Hang Seng Index 24,741.00 -177.75 (-0.71%)
TSEC 9,478.37 -7.22 (-0.08%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,158.14 -36.31 (-1.14%)
CAC 40 4,356.51 -38.75 (-0.88%)
S&P TSX 15,602.65 -16.56 (-0.11%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,624.40 -26.80 (-0.47%)
BSE Sensex 26,638.11 +77.96 (0.29%)
TA25 1,401.47 -7.07 (-0.50%)
KOSPI 2,075.76 +0.83 (0.04%)
SMI 8,603.28 -66.52 (-0.77%)
ATX 2,292.29 -47.10 (-2.01%)
IBOVESPA 60,950.57 +1,129.12 (1.89%)
SET 1,559.05 -5.53 (-0.35%)
BIST100 80,584.07 +116.67 (0.14%)
IBEX 10,713.50 -123.90 (-1.14%)
WIG 51,669.92 -1,179.14 (-2.23%)
TASI 11,033.47 +3.52 (0.03%)
MERVAL 7,873.00 +197.39 (2.57%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6582 +0.0006 (0.04%)
GBP/EUR 1.2585 +0.0021 (0.17%)
GBP/JPY 171.7800 -0.3850 (-0.22%)
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GBP/CNY 10.1874 +0.0012 (0.01%)
GBP/AUD 1.7736 -0.0018 (-0.10%)
Lending to small businesses under FLS scheme falls
Lending to small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) via the government's Funding for Lending Sscheme (FLS) fell again in the second quarter of the year.
Lending to UK business falls in second quarter  
Bank of England says bank lending under flagship scheme weaker  
Market Chart
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Top stories

Half of all households shopped at Aldi or Lidl at least once over the summer as the budget retailers continued to lure customers from the traditional supermarkets.
Business confidence in Scotland has dropped significantly below the average for the UK as a whole. The latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton business monitor found optimism among firms north of the border fell to the lowest level since the first quarter of last year in ...
CSR, the Cambridge-based microchip maker, has turned down a takeover approach from an American rival but could be open to better offers, it confirmed on Thursday.
The decision to allow Bob Mackenzie, not pictured, to run the the AA as executive chairman could prove unpopular with some shareholders.
There's a certain sadness at seeing how deeply embedded archaic economic ideas are. The latest example coming from the British Chambers of Commerce in their recent comments about how the UK must continue to export more in order to have decent ...

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
CSR CSR plc 31.22% 1,241.82M
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.23M
PTEC Playtech PLC 6.79% 2,078.81M
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 2.61% 21,594.53M
BP.A BP plc 2.34% 88,945.25M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.23M
OCDO Ocado Group PLC -13.77% 2,034.88M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.78% 1,387.54M
KAZ Kazakhmys plc -3.75% 1,293.00M
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