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GREEK SHARES PLUNGE AS MARKET REOPENS
The main Athens stock index, the Athex, plunges by 22.87% on Monday as trading resumes after a five-week closure.

UK MANUFACTURING PICKS UP IN JULY
UK manufacturing growth picks up in July from a 26-month low in June, but growth remains "near stagnant", a survey suggests.

FINANCIAL ADVISERS UNDER SCRUTINY
Money advice costs can be complicated and varied, consumer groups say, as the government opens a review into the sector.

HSBC'S PROFIT UP 10% IN FIRST HALF
Profit at HSBC, Europe's largest bank, was up 10% in the first half of this year compared with a year ago on strong earnings in Hong Kong.

CHINA FACTORY ACTIVITY SHRINKS AGAIN
Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, shrank the most in two years in July as new orders fell more than expected.

TRINITY MIRROR SHARES JUMP ON PROFIT
Shares in Trinity Mirror surge after UK newspaper publisher says it expects to hit its profit forecasts for 2015, as half-year revenues and profits fall.

FTSE FLAT AS GREEK MARKETS REOPEN
The FTSE 100 begins the week all but unchanged as Greece reopens trading following a five-week suspension.

ASIAN MARKETS LOWER ON CHINA DATA
Asian shares start August lower as disappointing economic data from the US and China weighed on investors' confidence.

BANK LENDING 'TO RISE THIS YEAR'
Bank lending to businesses is expected to rise this year for the first time since 2008, according to the EY Item Club.

BITCOIN CHIEF ARRESTED IN JAPAN
The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange - is arrested by Japanese police investigating losses of nearly $400m.