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The British pound has surged to a more than two-year high against the euro, rallied against the dollar as Scotland appeared likely to vote against independence from the UK.
Google and Apple have said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys.
South African stocks have ended higher, led by Naspers after a broker upgrade while banks extended gains for the third straight session.
Asian markets have risen after a record Wall St close, while the pound rallied as investors took early results as showing Scotland had rejected independence.
The Dow and S&P 500 have bolted to fresh records on continued momentum from the Federal Reserve decision and enthusiasm ahead of Alibaba's expected IPO.
Oil prices have edged lower in Asia under pressure from a supply glut and a strengthening US dollar, according to analysts.
An application by a former relationship manager at Barclays Wealth, a division of Absa, for leave to appeal a 15-year sentence, has been dismissed.
An Air France pilots union has warned that it could vote to extend an ongoing strike indefinitely if its demands are not met.