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'Jury out' on FLS after fresh slide in lending
The effectiveness of a flagship scheme designed to boost the flow of credit to cash-strapped firms remained in doubt yesterday as new figures showed another decline in lending.
MORNING MEETING: Bank of England's scheme leaves savers worse off  
Lending to UK business falls in second quarter  
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Top stories

Shopper on Oxford Circus in London: the CBI retail survey shows confidence at its highest since long before the financial crisis. Photograph: Matt Cheetham/Loop Images/Corbis.
Paddy Power saw its profits tumble 20 per cent in the first half of the year as football and racing punters took the Irish bookmaker to the cleaners.
A Russian state-owned bank is giving out something cooler than a toaster, t-shirt, or a frisbee to homeowners who take out mortgages with them: they're giving out cats.
The hacks against American banks including JPMorgan were not seemingly intended to disrupt services, but appeared to be part of a financial or intelligence-gathering effort.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's board is likely to stand behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe, sources close to the board said.

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