Shares, stocks and corporate news: What you need to know before the open

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European markets are set for a higher open this morning following a victory for the “No” campaign in the Scottish independence referendum.
 
The votes are still being counted, but the number of votes needed to secure a victory has already been surpassed. At present the vote stands at 1.8m for “No” and 1.5m for “Yes”. 
 
 
The result of the referendum will be the main focus for investors this morning, and the pound has already surged in Asia on the back of the result – it has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar. 
 
Corporate news
 
WPP has announced that its company Y&R Advertising has agreed to buy the creative and research agency of MCS Holding LLC, one of Mongolia's largest corporations. 
 
BP has confirmed its interim dividend for 2014 - it is issuing 85.2m ordinary shares to shareholders, each worth $0.25. 
 
EVRAZ is considering an IPO of ordinary shares of its North American subsidiary, EVRAZ North America.
 
Domino Printing reported higher sales than expected in its interim management statement for the ten months to August. 
 
Data in focus
  • 9.00am, Eurozone, Current Account data for July
  • 3.00pm, US, leading indicators for future trends of overall economic activity
 
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