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Aug 27 - Markets closed

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Shanghai 2,209.47 +2.36 (0.11%)
S&P 500 2,000.12 +0.10 (0.00%)
Nikkei 225 15,534.82 +13.60 (0.09%)
Hang Seng Index 24,918.75 -155.75 (-0.62%)
TSEC 9,485.59 +91.63 (0.98%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,194.45 -3.09 (-0.10%)
CAC 40 4,395.26 +1.85 (0.04%)
S&P TSX 15,602.65 -16.56 (-0.11%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,651.20 +13.60 (0.24%)
BSE Sensex 26,560.15 +117.34 (0.44%)
TA25 1,408.54 +19.61 (1.41%)
KOSPI 2,074.93 +6.88 (0.33%)
SMI 8,669.80 -3.49 (-0.04%)
ATX 2,339.39
IBOVESPA 60,950.57 +1,129.12 (1.89%)
SET 1,564.58 +4.41 (0.28%)
BIST100 80,467.40 -286.88 (-0.36%)
IBEX 10,837.40 +10.50 (0.10%)
WIG 52,849.06 +67.50 (0.13%)
TASI 11,029.95
MERVAL 7,873.00 +197.39 (2.57%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6574 +0.0008 (0.05%)
GBP/EUR 1.2563 +0.0001 (0.01%)
GBP/JPY 172.1600 -0.0480 (-0.03%)
GBP/HKD 12.8451 +0.0243 (0.19%)
GBP/CNY 10.1862 +0.0090 (0.09%)
GBP/AUD 1.7752 -0.0021 (-0.12%)
The Underwhelming Case Against the IMF's Christine Lagarde
It sounds ominous: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde was placed under formal investigation by a French court on Aug. 27 for having approved a payout to a corruption-tainted business tycoon when she was France's finance minister.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde formally accused of negligence by French fraud ...  
French Court to Lagarde: J'Accuse!  
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Top stories

Royal Bank of Scotland's efforts to clean up its image under a new chief executive suffered a blow on Wednesday as the UK regulator exposed a litany of failings in the lender's mortgage business.
Tesco's wounds from the supermarket price war deepened on Wednesday after industry figures showed a 4 per cent fall in quarterly sales at the UK's largest supermarket chain, which last month ousted its chief executive.
British mobile money company Monitise has signed a partnership agreement with IBM in the latest sign that technology groups are pushing further into the lucrative financial services sector.
Foxtons' shares slid by more than 11 per cent on Wednesday after the London estate agency chain forecast a cooling-off in the capital's booming housing market.
Plastic bag use in Northern Ireland has fallen by almost three quarters since a 5p tax was introduced last year, Northern Ireland's Department of the Environment has said.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
ASC ASOS plc 11.07% 2,277.87M
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,103.25M
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 7.20% 22,373.66M
LMI Lonmin Plc 5.59% 1,338.97M
ANH Al Noor Hospitals Group PLC 5.13% 1,368.12M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,103.25M
CWD Countrywide PLC -4.25% 1,138.82M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -4.16% 1,302.28M
HAS Hays plc -2.93% 1,836.28M
SEPL Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC -2.44% 367,119.51M
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