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Shanghai 2,230.46 -9.75 (-0.44%)
S&P 500 1,986.51 +4.91 (0.25%)
Nikkei 225 15,586.20 +131.75 (0.85%)
Hang Seng Index 24,994.10 -165.66 (-0.66%)
TSEC 9,253.38 -34.67 (-0.37%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,103.94 +20.44 (0.66%)
CAC 40 4,265.80 +25.01 (0.59%)
S&P TSX 15,561.95 +84.78 (0.55%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,638.90 +4.30 (0.08%)
BSE Sensex 26,360.11 +45.82 (0.17%)
TA25 1,375.77 +1.43 (0.10%)
KOSPI 2,044.21 -28.57 (-1.38%)
SMI 8,571.12 +43.21 (0.51%)
ATX 2,291.34 +17.10 (0.75%)
IBOVESPA 58,878.24 +428.95 (0.73%)
SET 1,551.41 +0.64 (0.04%)
BIST100 79,024.57 +157.66 (0.20%)
IBEX 10,514.20 +93.30 (0.90%)
WIG 52,328.00 +23.64 (0.05%)
TASI 10,728.66 +12.42 (0.12%)
MERVAL 7,202.97 -12.22 (-0.17%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6582 -0.0012 (-0.08%)
GBP/EUR 1.2501 -0.0015 (-0.12%)
GBP/JPY 172.2200 +0.0850 (0.05%)
GBP/HKD 12.8504 -0.0112 (-0.09%)
GBP/CNY 10.2009 +0.0018 (0.02%)
GBP/AUD 1.7870 +0.0002 (0.01%)
UK borrowing target still in doubt despite stronger tax receipts
George Osborne remains on track to miss his borrowing target this year, despite stronger income from tax and VAT receipts last month.
UK retail sales rise less than expected in July  
UK retail sales growth weakens in July  
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Top stories

... * Business growth slows in China, Europe. * Japan's economic recovery likely to be modest. * Firms still cutting prices in euro zone.
A Labour government would give a new energy regulator the power to revoke energy companies' licences to help protect the interests of the public, the party announced today.
A hugely influential oil tycoon has accused Scottish leader Alex Salmond's government of massively over-estimating the North Sea oil reserves, coming out strongly against Scottish independence.
GCSE results day is finally here. The changes to the school leaving age mean that this is the first year that pupils getting their results will have to continue with education until their 18th birthday.
More than 130,000 cars were made in the UK last month, a rise of 2.8%, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,086.63M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 7.69% 1,561.05M
SDRC Schroders plc 2.56% 6,469.52M
IPF International Personal Finance Plc 2.37% 1,222.38M
SDR Schroders plc 2.36% 6,448.32M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,086.63M
KAZ Kazakhmys plc -4.05% 1,323.83M
TCG Thomas Cook Group plc -3.95% 1,734.57M
INVR Investec plc -3.77% 5,010.59M
FRES Fresnillo Plc -3.39% 6,931.86M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more