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What turnout indications are telling us about the Scottish independence vote, according to Deutsche Bank's currency strategist.
U.K. retail sales were up in August compared to the previous month, with consumers flocking to buy high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban.
It's been a difficult week for the French president and it might get worse as the country's debt rating could be cut on Friday.
The ECB also announces new governing rules that could raise the prospects for quantitative easing.
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Evangelos Mytilineos, CEO of Mytilineos, says Greece has now seen the worse and that it's now easier for businesses to get funding. He adds that the weaker euro is also helping
David Stubbs, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, says U.S. assets remain attractive following the latest Fed meeting and discusses European assets.
European shares closed higher on Thursday after an announcement from the European Central Bank on how it will make key decisions in the future.