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BEIJING - China's main stock market index fell more than 5 percent after two of the country's biggest securities firms announced they are under investigation for possible misconduct.
European equities are expected to open lower on Friday as investors mull the idea of more stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) when it meets next week and digest the latest lackluster data from Asia.
... * Brent crude down over 8 pct since start of Nov. * U.S. oil has dropped nearly 9 pct this month. * Dec. 4 OPEC in focus for possible output cut (Adds more details and updates prices).
The Financial Conduct Authority said Barclays rushed through a huge 1.88-billion pounds transaction in order to secure fees from a number of very rich customers.