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Sep 21, 2016

Small Firms' Confidence Sinks to Lowest Level For 4 Years over Brexit Vote | The Guardian - September 21, 2016

Phillip Inman
Confidence among small businesses plummeted after Britain’s vote to exit the European Union to its lowest level for four years following concerns that the economy would slip into recession.

WSJ | Forex Closing on September 21, 2016:

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Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on September 21, 2016

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Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes 5:45 p.m. EDT 09/21/16

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on September 21, 2016

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Most Actives Closing
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4:31 pm ET 09/21/2016

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on September 21, 2016

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Biggest Gainers Closing
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4:31 pm ET 09/21/2016

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on September 21, 2016

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Biggest Decliners Closing
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4:31 pm ET 09/21/2016

Wall Street Closing Report on September 21, 2016: Stocks Rally After Fed Keeps rates Unchanged; Nasdaq Posts Record Closing High

Fred Imbert

U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but hinted at the possibility of one rate hike later this year.

FOMC Decided To Mantain The target Range For The Federal Funds Rate at 1/4 to 1/2 - September 21, 2016

Release Date: September 21, 2016 

CMI | Metals Spot Prices Closing on September 21, 2016

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Allo's Tryout: 5 Days With Google's Annoying Office Intern | Technology - September 21, 2016
Brian X. Chen
To understand how Allo works, it’s easiest to think of the app’s A.I. assistant as an office intern who is lurking in the background, eager to chime in. The assistant analyzes messages you have typed or dictated and, when appropriate, springs into action with automatically generated phrases you can choose to reply with or suggestions for Google searches that may help accomplish tasks.

Am I a Socialist? You Asked Google - Here's The Answer by Zoe Williams - The Guardian | Opinion | Politics Auto Complete Questions
Zoe Williams
This question has gained extra piquancy this week, with two investigations – one, Dispatches, undercover and rather underhand – into Momentum, the grassroots organisation that sprang up in support of Jeremy Corbyn. The question put, insistently, is: are Corbyn’s supporters real socialists or hard-left entryists? If we accept that some of them are real socialists, are they having their arms twisted by Trotskyists?

European Markets Closing Report on September 21, 2016: European Stocks Close Higher After Bank of Japan, Oil Gains
Katy Barnato, Arjun Kharpal, Holly Ellyatt

An Interesting Article of the Weakened of the U.S. Dollar Vs The Yen by Mark DeCumbre, Hiryni Kachi with the collaboration of Barbara Kollmeyer - September 21, 2016
Mark DeCambre, Hiroyuki Kachi
The dollar on Wednesday weakened against the yen in gyrating swings following the Bank of Japan’s decision to focus on maintaining yields for 10-year Japanese government bonds at zero in its latest attempt to combat stubbornly low inflation.

Bank of Japan Raises Target Despite Limited Progess - September 21, 2016

Jonathan Soble
TOKYO — Despite sagging public confidence in its ability to energize Japan’s economy, the country’s central bank on Wednesday raised its target for consumer prices and said it would continue to pump money into the economy until it succeeded.

Making "Africa" Rising a Reality in Nigeria - September 21, 2016

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications: U.S. stock Futures Climb on Fed Day; BOJ's Stimulus Shift Rallies Banks - September 21, 2016
Barbara Kollmeyer
Wall Street stocks were poised for opening gains Wednesday, keying off rises in global equities after the Bank of Japan overhauled its monetary policy framework, and with a Federal Reserve interest rate decision ahead.

Asian Markets Closing Report on September 21, 2016: Nikkei Leads Asia Higher on Relief of Bank of Japan Held Firm on Interest Rates
Ese Erheriene
Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average jumped Wednesday after the Bank of Japan kept a key rate unchanged and announced it would introduce a 10-year interest-rate target.

BBC Tendering, Sunday Sport, Ofcom's Sky Ruling - September 21, 2016: The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing

MediaGuardian’s top stories

BBC puts Songs of Praise and Holby City to tender to independent producers
Sexually explicit Sunday Sport ads banned despite ‘censorship’ claim
UK advertising watchdog admits it was wrong to ban Greenpeace fracking advert
Sky breached rules designed to make switching providers easy, says Ofcom
Megyn Kelly to produce TV comedy about reporters on the campaign trail

The big story

Holby City is in the first tranche of shows being put out to tender by the BBC under new compete and compare rules.
Holby City is in the first tranche of shows being put out to tender by the BBC under new compete and compare rules. Photograph: BBC
And so it begins. The first shows to be tendered out by the BBC to independent producers have been revealed, and the era of 100% competition to make (most) BBC programming kicks off.
First up for grabs to indie producers will be Songs of Praise, Question of Sport, Horizon and Holby City. The BBC says the choice of shows was down to their commissioning cycles but they seem strangely appropriate. All are much loved, and well known, but not quite the crown jewels of Strictly or EastEnders.
It’s now down to Mark Linsey and his team at BBC Studios to work which of these programmes they want to keep making, and how many contracts they will be able to win.

Best of the rest

Anita Rani is to present Strictly’s 2017 live tour.
Anita Rani is to present Strictly’s 2017 live tour. Photograph: Brett Cove/Barcroft Images
Strictly Come Dancing is bringing in Countryfile’s Anita Rani to its live tour in 2017, reports the Mirror
Netflix’s chief financial officer says it wants half of its content to be original programming, according to Variety
Viceland got of to an underwhelming UK start in the UK with a peak of 17,000 viewers, according to Broadcast (£)

And finally...

Vox’s assertion that “the far right has never taken power in western Europe” was a little way off....