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Oct 2 2017, 15:20 IST/BST
The rise of global equities continued with the MSCI AC world index enjoying its 11th consecutive monthly gain. It has risen 16.5% over that time frame. The global benchmark added a further 1.9% in September, bringing its 2017 advance to 11.9%. As with August, the increase was achieved against a background of geopolitical tensions. The Q3 gain was 3.9%, representing the sixth successive quarterly increase.