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Shanghai 2,203.98 +8.16 (0.37%)
S&P 500 1,996.74 -3.38 (-0.17%)
Nikkei 225 15,436.92 -22.94 (-0.15%)
Hang Seng Index 24,705.78 -35.22 (-0.14%)
TSEC 9,453.62 -24.75 (-0.26%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,164.44 -30.01 (-0.94%)
CAC 40 4,366.04 -29.22 (-0.66%)
S&P TSX 15,558.17 -44.48 (-0.29%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,619.90 -4.50 (-0.08%)
BSE Sensex 26,638.11 +77.96 (0.29%)
TA25 1,404.41 -4.13 (-0.29%)
KOSPI 2,072.35 -3.41 (-0.16%)
SMI 8,622.23 -47.57 (-0.55%)
ATX 2,290.38
IBOVESPA 60,290.87 -659.70 (-1.08%)
SET 1,563.38 +4.33 (0.28%)
BIST100 80,837.71 +370.31 (0.46%)
IBEX 10,722.20 -115.20 (-1.06%)
WIG 51,882.01 -967.05 (-1.83%)
TASI 11,042.03
MERVAL 7,933.31 +60.31 (0.77%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6582 -0.0006 (-0.04%)
GBP/EUR 1.2586 +0.0003 (0.02%)
GBP/JPY 172.1769 +0.1219 (0.07%)
GBP/HKD 12.8519 -0.0053 (-0.04%)
GBP/CNY 10.1872 -0.0034 (-0.03%)
GBP/AUD 1.7739 +0.0001 (0.00%)
Banks cut SME loans despite taking �3bn in cheap funding
LENDING to small businesses has fallen again in the three months to the end of June, despite banks taking more money from a scheme offering them cheap cash to do so.
James Moore: Funding for Lending flops, but firms still need help  
Banks still fail to lend more to small businesses  
Market Chart
6,805.80 -24.86 (-0.36%)
15,910.86 -113.78 (-0.71%)
3,634.23 -14.99 (-0.41%)
3,342.42 -1.01 (-0.03%)

Top stories

PADDY Power has seen profits slump by 20 per cent in the first half of the year as football and racing punters took the Irish bookmaker to the cleaners.
A Russian bank is giving free cats to people who take out a mortgage. Sberbank, one of Russia's biggest lenders, is offering customers a choice of 10 felines, which will be delivered to their home.
The London housing market seems to be cooling more rapidly than the rest of the country as buyers start to manifest 'price resistance'.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co is investigating a possible cyber attack and working with law enforcement authorities to determine the scope, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday morning.
Deutsche Bank AG, Europe's biggest investment bank, was fined 4.7 million pounds ($7.8 million) by the British markets regulator for failing to properly report millions of transactions.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
CSR CSR plc 35.65% 1,283.79M
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.23M
PTEC Playtech PLC 7.74% 2,097.44M
BP.A BP plc 2.34% 88,945.25M
IPO IP Group Plc 2.11% 1,020.91M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.23M
OCDO Ocado Group PLC -15.93% 1,983.89M
AFR Afren Plc -9.95% 1,099.18M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
IPF International Personal Finance Plc -6.31% 1,206.44M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more