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Aug 21 - Markets closed

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Shanghai 2,230.46 -9.75 (-0.44%)
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Nikkei 225 15,586.20 +131.75 (0.85%)
Hang Seng Index 24,994.10 -165.66 (-0.66%)
TSEC 9,253.38 -34.67 (-0.37%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,124.56 +41.06 (1.33%)
CAC 40 4,292.93 +52.14 (1.23%)
S&P TSX 15,560.39 -1.56 (-0.01%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,638.90 +4.30 (0.08%)
BSE Sensex 26,360.11 +45.82 (0.17%)
TA25 1,379.01 +4.67 (0.34%)
KOSPI 2,044.21 -28.57 (-1.38%)
SMI 8,570.00 +42.09 (0.49%)
ATX 2,302.84 +28.60 (1.26%)
IBOVESPA 58,797.94 -80.30 (-0.14%)
SET 1,551.41 +0.64 (0.04%)
BIST100 78,957.53 +90.62 (0.11%)
IBEX 10,556.40 +135.50 (1.30%)
WIG 52,294.93 -9.43 (-0.02%)
TASI 10,734.76 +18.52 (0.17%)
MERVAL 7,224.54 +21.57 (0.30%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6586 -0.0008 (-0.05%)
GBP/EUR 1.2488 -0.0028 (-0.22%)
GBP/JPY 172.0916 -0.0434 (-0.03%)
GBP/HKD 12.8550 -0.0066 (-0.05%)
GBP/CNY 10.2034 +0.0043 (0.04%)
GBP/AUD 1.7827 -0.0042 (-0.23%)
UPDATE 2-Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 bln
(Adds details of settlement, analyst comment, background). By Aruna Viswanatha, Jonathan Stempel and Peter Rudegeair. WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Aug 21 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp reached a record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S.
BofA to Pay $16.7 Billion to End US Mortgage Probes  
Bank settlements  
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Top stories

LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales grew in July at the slowest annual rate since November of last year, while the government failed to make much of an inroad into public borrowing, data showed on Thursday.
Drugs firm AstraZeneca was the top riser on the FTSE 100 amid talk that US rival Pfizer was planning to make another approach. Earlier this year Pfizer sent shares in the sector soaring when it staged a failed �69 billion takeover attempt on Astra.
(Repeats to fix USN). * U.S. factory activity expansion speeds up. * Business activity growth slows in China and Europe. By Jonathan Cable, Xiaoyi Shao and Ryan Vlastelica.
The sun is not going down on North Sea oil yet, but the longevity and scale of supplies are hotly disputed. Photograph: Michael St Maur Sheil/Corbis.
It was a symbol of the thawing of the Cold War and attracted long lines when it opened in 1990. But on Wednesday evening, in what's likely a bout of diplomatic tit-for-tat, the McDonald's in Moscow's Pushkin Square stood empty.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,086.63M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 7.69% 1,561.05M
SNR Senior plc 3.84% 1,221.87M
HIK Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc 2.96% 3,462.68M
OCDO Ocado Group PLC 2.89% 2,209.59M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,086.63M
KAZ Kazakhmys plc -5.64% 1,301.92M
INVR Investec plc -3.77% 5,010.59M
OPHR Ophir Energy Plc -3.61% 1,314.66M
FRES Fresnillo Plc -3.55% 6,920.79M
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