The UK released its public finances (PSNCR) for September showing that the government budget deficit widened to 19.4 billion pounds from the revised of 10.5 from 10.4 billion pounds while the markets were projecting the deficit to widen to 19.0 billion pounds.

In addition, public sector net borrowing also was released showing a narrowed deficit to 14.8 billion pounds from the revised prior 14.7 from 16.1 billion pounds while it was estimated to show that the deficit narrowed to 15.5 billion pounds.