PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Sept 26
Sept 26 The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
LONDON Jan 10 European shares saw modest early gains on Thursday after more evidence of improving economic conditions in China, though investors were cautious before a policy decision from the European Central Bank later in the session.
The FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.1 percent at 1,169.34 by 0808 GMT, extending the previous session's 0.7 percent advance, boosted by miners following strong trade data from top metals consumer China.
But gains looked set to be limited ahead of the ECB's interest rate decision, due at 1245 GMT, with a news conference from ECB President Mario Draghi at 1330 GMT.
"While we may have a positive start, that will be tempered by a little bit of caution ahead of (ECB President Mario) Draghi's press conference this afternoon," Michael Hewson, senior analyst at CMC Markets, said.
"We're not expecting him to move on policy, but what Mr Draghi might have to say could be of interest with respect to possible interest rate cuts further down the line."
Sept 26 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
TOKYO, Sept 26 Asian shares began the week under a cloud on Monday after losses on Wall Street, as investors' attention turned from central banks to American politics ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate.