MOTOR SHOW : The Essen motor show presents motorcycles, cars and tuning parts from around 600 exhibiting companies from different countries in Essen, western Germany. (Patric Stollarz, AFP)
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European stock markets have advanced in opening deals, with London's FTSE 100 index up 0.6% at 6 394.87 points.
Chinese stocks have risen as property companies rallied the most in three months on speculation the government will loosen monetary policy.
China's factory activity has weakened further in the latest sign of a growth slowdown, but analysts say the yuan's inclusion was a sign of confidence.
The euro’s worst year in a decade is looking even grimmer after the Chinese yuan’s inclusion in the International Monetary Fund’s basket of reserve currencies.
Oil prices have risen in Asia, three days before an OPEC meeting in which the cartel is expected to maintain high output levels despite a global supply glut.
The dollar has fallen against the yen and other emerging Asian currencies as investors turned cautious and markets increasingly price in a long-awaited US interest rate hike.
UK mortgage approvals have risen in October, indicating continued robust demand in the housing market.
Eurozone stocks have risen with all eyes on this week's policy meeting of the ECB, which is widely expected to boost the single currency with more stimulus.