US stocks have risen in opening trade as the market readied for a record trading of shares of China e-commerce giant Alibaba.
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A round-up of some of the key stock movements on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in the trading week to Friday, Sep 19, 2014:
The Australian dollar is bouncing back from the six month lows hit after the US central bank meeting, but fell against the pound after Scotland voted no.
The British capital's FTSE 100 index gained 0.75 per cent to stand at 6,870.41 points in opening Friday trade.
The share market ended the week with a slight gain as the banking sector began to pick up after being sold off by offshore investors.
NAB says it is business as usual for its UK operations after Scotland rejected independence.
OceanaGold says its takeover bids for Canadian-listed gold miner Alacer have been rejected.
Japan has downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months.
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