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Market calm over Scottish vote at odds with disaster warnings

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LONDON - The big question about investor anxiety over Scotland's independence referendum is not whether it's warranted, but why it took so long to materialise and why it's still so marginal.

Scottish investment trusts could move south on 'Yes' vote in referendum

LONDON - Invented by a Scotsman more than a century ago, a fifth of the billions of pounds invested in the UK investment trust sector still resides north of the border. For how much longer is uncertain.

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Scotland's vote worries chase investors out of UK

LONDON - Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum this week has sent investors in British assets heading for the exits, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

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ECB's predicament leaves peers mute on currency depreciation

FRANKFURT/TOKYO/WASHINGTON - Attempts by the European Central Bank to weaken the euro have the potential to spark a currency war but policymakers across the world are keeping silent, knowing the ECB has scant alternatives to keep its economy afloat.

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Tesco seeks ingredient to be Britain's best-loved grocer again

THETFORD England - Standing with bags of groceries outside discount store Lidl in Thetford, eastern England, Jodie McGloughlin explains simply why she turned her back on Britain's biggest retailer - its high prices.

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Europe changing shape whichever way Scotland goes

PARIS - Whatever the outcome of this week's Scottish referendum on independence, the shape of Europe is changing as power ebbs away from old nation states, sparking a backlash in some places.

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Quebec parallel shows final weeks critical in tight Scottish polls

LONDON - Support for and against Scottish independence is running neck-and-neck a week before referendum day, leaving it to a sizeable number of undecided voters to tip the balance.

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The Scottish play - equity investors hedge against UK split

LONDON - As Scottish opinion polls run neck and neck, investors are scrambling to hedge their trading bets on UK equities to protect against market mayhem if Scotland votes next week to break away from the United Kingdom.

Scottish vote puts temporary brake on British share issues

LONDON - Bankers are advising companies planning London stock market listings to avoid launching them in the run-up to next week's Scottish independence vote or immediately after it, because of the potential for market volatility.

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Tsunami of sovereign funds threatens world markets, say investors

LONDON - With returns on government bonds at rock-bottom prices, sovereign wealth funds are muscling into stock markets and other higher-yielding assets like real estate at a rate that private investors warn could destabilise the world economy.

Markets

 

18.63
6,837.92
+0.27%
13.75
17,279.74
+0.08%
253.60
16,321.17
+1.58%

Most Actives

Currencies

1.6287
1.2693
1.2829

Other Indices

24,306.16
9,799.26
4,461.22
2,010.40
130.71
171.06

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