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Aug 29 - Markets closed

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Shanghai 2,217.20 +21.38 (0.97%)
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TA25 1,404.41 -4.13 (-0.29%)
KOSPI 2,068.54 -7.22 (-0.35%)
SMI 8,658.97 +36.74 (0.43%)
ATX 2,301.52 +11.14 (0.49%)
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BIST100 80,312.94 -524.77 (-0.65%)
IBEX 10,728.80 +6.60 (0.06%)
WIG 51,868.77 -13.24 (-0.03%)
TASI 11,042.03
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Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6577 -0.0012 (-0.07%)
GBP/EUR 1.2613 +0.0030 (0.24%)
GBP/JPY 172.5450 +0.4900 (0.28%)
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Tesco's new chief executive handed �700m war chest
The new chief executive of Tesco has been handed a war chest of at least �700m to turn around the ailing grocery retailer after it was forced to issue its third profit warning in a little over two years.
Eurozone inflation falls to 0.3%; unemployment stable at 11.5% - as it happened  
FTSE inches higher, Tesco slumps after profit warning  
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Top stories

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) pushed to expand the scope of the payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling investigation still further today by ordering UK banks to revisit 2.5 million complaints that may not have been properly handled.
Bonus payments rose 4.9% to �40.5bn in the year to April 2014, driven by the private sector, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday.
... * Euro off lows as inflation cools bets for ECB cut next week * Wall Street gains on mostly strong economic reports * German Bunds tick higher but still near record lows (Adds close of European bond, stock markets) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Aug 29 ...
Image Average house prices in England and Wales increased 1.7% last month compared with June to reach �175,653, according to the latest official data from the Land Registry.
The water companies can - and do - raise bills every year, within the controls set by the regulator Ofwat, says the Consumer Council for Water.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,099.78M
ETO Entertainment One Ltd 3.99% 1,040.01M
SSPG SSP Group PLC 3.62% 1,132.53M
OPHR Ophir Energy Plc 3.35% 1,390.53M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 2.90% 2,700.63M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,099.78M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
TSCO Tesco PLC -6.64% 18,678.81M
MRW Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc -5.03% 4,144.77M
SBRY J Sainsbury plc -4.35% 5,553.85M
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