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Shanghai 2,532.88 +46.09 (1.85%)
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Nikkei 225 17,357.51 +56.65 (0.33%)
Hang Seng Index 23,893.14 +456.02 (1.95%)
TSEC 9,122.33 +30.80 (0.34%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,196.13 +1.91 (0.06%)
CAC 40 4,352.17 +4.94 (0.11%)
S&P TSX 15,111.46 +36.28 (0.24%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,361.80 +57.50 (1.08%)
BSE Sensex 28,483.17 +148.54 (0.52%)
TA25 1,448.19 +2.32 (0.16%)
KOSPI 1,978.54 +13.70 (0.70%)
SMI 9,083.10 +2.55 (0.03%)
ATX 2,274.69 -2.95 (-0.13%)
IBOVESPA 56,084.04 +2,681.23 (5.02%)
SET 1,589.65 +10.45 (0.66%)
BIST100 82,959.07 -322.73 (-0.39%)
IBEX 10,541.10 +20.30 (0.19%)
WIG 53,374.98 +159.11 (0.30%)
TASI 9,522.95 +7.32 (0.08%)
MERVAL 8,948.26 +206.59 (2.36%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5662 +0.0017 (0.11%)
GBP/EUR 1.2629 -0.0017 (-0.13%)
GBP/JPY 184.7127 +0.4401 (0.24%)
GBP/HKD 12.1489 +0.0126 (0.10%)
GBP/CNY 9.6109 +0.0284 (0.30%)
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Global Business Confidence Falls To 5-Year Low
Optimism among companies declined sharply to the lowest level seen since the survey began five years ago, Global Business Outlook survey from Markit Economics showed Monday.
Global business confidence slips to five-year low: survey  
Global Business Optimism Turns Down in October  
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Top stories

A man walks past an AVIVA logo outside the company's head office in the city of London March 5, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Stephen Hird.
An employee of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) talks to a customer at one of the bank's branch at the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in Pudong district, in Shanghai September 24, 2014.
Frenzied cost-cutting among UK supermarkets has spurred a sharp rise in insolvency among food producers. The number of companies in the food production sector entering insolvency rose by 28pc to 146 in the 12 months to the end of September, according ...
Petrofac has warned investors that a �difficult period� compounded by the lower oil price environment is likely to reduce its net profits to $500m next year, nearly 10 per cent lower than previously guided.
Oil and gas group Ophir Energy said on Monday it had reached agreement with its Asia-focused rival on Friday's offer of 0.5719 of its own shares for each Salamander Energy share.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
MYIB Murray International Trust plc 4.84% 1,381.61M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 4.33% 1,387.54M
MGHI M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 3.40% 1,387.16M
ANH Al Noor Hospitals Group PLC 3.00% 1,203.72M
INVR Investec plc 2.83% 5,706.73M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,143.20M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -5.26% 1,387.16M
SBD Songbird Estates plc -4.26% 2,424.38M
FGP FirstGroup plc -3.59% 1,391.51M
AV Aviva plc -3.47% 15,336.75M
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