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UK

FTSE 100 ends higher as weak wages keep pound under pressure

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Reckitt Benckiser warns of softer sales. A continued pullback in the pound helped push U.K. stocks higher Wednesday, as lackluster figures on British wages may help shape the Bank of England's monetary policy. The FTSE 100 index rose 0.4% to finish at 7,542.87, leaving it within striking distance of its record close achieved last week.

Europe

Germany's DAX rallies to another record close as euro slides

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By Carla Mozee and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch. Disappointing financial updates hit Zalando's stock, others. European stocks finished with gains Wednesday, as falls in the euro and the pound helped exporters and offset disappointing financial updates from companies such as Zalando.

Asia

Chinese stocks log mixed finish as China's party congress gets underway

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Nikkei up for 12th straight session; Rio Tinto sued. Stock markets were muted in Asian trade on Wednesday, sticking to narrow ranges as the first day of China's 19th Communist Party Congress drew to a close. Half a dozen major indexes ended no more than 0.1% higher or lower than their previous close, including Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia.

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