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Britain should back the development of a single hub airport to lock in essential trading links to emerging markets and ensure long-term economic growth, the Confederation of British Industry said today.
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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Caixabank (CABK.MC) said on Monday that its acquisition of Barclays' (BARC.L) retail and corporate banking operations in the country would bring around 150 million euros (118.45 million pounds) in gross cost savings by 2016.
European equity-index futures rose with Asian stocks as investors weighed whether policy makers will add stimulus amid manufacturing data from China to Germany.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,097.76M
NOG Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC 3.07% 1,486.08M
BA BAE Systems plc 2.90% 14,455.14M
BP.B BP plc 2.79% 88,419.88M
RDW Redrow plc 2.44% 1,041.09M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,097.76M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.76% 1,387.54M
DNLM Dunelm Group plc -2.27% 1,736.35M
SAGA Saga PLC -2.18% 2,020.82M
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