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Shanghai 2,266.05 +30.54 (1.37%)
Nikkei 225 15,668.60 +192.00 (1.24%)
Hang Seng Index 24,749.02 -3.07 (-0.01%)
TSEC 9,399.72 -113.34 (-1.19%)
FTSE 100 6,821.14 -4.17 (-0.06%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,178.22 +3.17 (0.10%)
CAC 40 4,378.01 -1.72 (-0.04%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,658.50 +28.70 (0.51%)
BSE Sensex 27,019.39 +151.84 (0.57%)
TA25 1,415.71 +5.50 (0.39%)
KOSPI 2,051.58 -16.28 (-0.79%)
SMI 8,753.28 +6.31 (0.07%)
ATX 2,297.24 -0.18 (-0.01%)
IBOVESPA 61,141.27 0.00 (0.00%)
SET 1,568.60 +3.25 (0.21%)
BIST100 80,645.50 -179.22 (-0.22%)
IBEX 10,755.00 +8.50 (0.08%)
WIG 52,403.84 -12.47 (-0.02%)
TASI 11,065.56 -51.19 (-0.46%)
MERVAL 8,020.49 +98.24 (1.24%)

Currencies

CAD/USD 0.9165 -0.0035 (-0.38%)
CAD/EUR 0.6987 -0.0019 (-0.27%)
CAD/JPY 96.1503 +0.1586 (0.17%)
CAD/GBP 0.5543 +0.0006 (0.11%)
CAD/HKD 7.1035 -0.0264 (-0.37%)
CAD/AUD 0.9874 +0.0017 (0.17%)
Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid, may go hostile
By Sruthi Ramakrishnan. (Reuters) - Dollar General Corp (DG.N: Quote) raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N: Quote) by 2 percent to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer ...
Dollar General raises bid for rival  
Dollar General hikes Family Dollar offer to US$9.1-billion in takeover tussle  
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Top stories

Bitcoin has stabilised slightly over the last 24 hours, though not at a level that many users would be happy about. The price of one bitcoin currently sits at around $475 (�286, �362), almost exactly $100 down on what it was at this time last month.
The founding meeting of the Arctic Economic Council is taking place in Canada (Sept. 2-3). Critics fear the new business body will speed up the exploitation of a fragile environment struggling with climate change.
Kelly Harrington, president of the Saskatoon and District Labour Council, brings burgers from the Labour Day barbecue in Victoria Park to picketers outside of Cameco's office building on Monday.
The taxi app Uber set itself on a collision course with authorities in Germany as it vowed to continue operating in spite of a temporary nationwide ban imposed by a court on Tuesday.
The various steps that China is taking to stem house price rises seems to be working, but can the government manage an orderly slowdown in the property sector?

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Bank of Canada daily digest

Money markets Change
Overnight rate 1.00% +0.0011
Corporate paper, 1 month 1.13% 0.00
Treasury bill, 1 month 0.920% -0.0100
Inflation
Total consumer price index 2.10% -0.3000
Interest rates
10 year bond 2.43% -0.0100
Prime business rate 3.00% 0.00
Conventional mortgage, 5 yrs 4.79% 0.00