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Dec 17 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 3,057.52 -3.50 (-0.11%)
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 (2.04%)
Nikkei 225 17,210.05 +390.32 (2.32%)
Hang Seng Index 22,780.76 +194.92 (0.86%)
TSEC 8,878.63 +50.27 (0.57%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,051.99 0.00 (0.00%)
CAC 40 4,111.91 0.00 (0.00%)
S&P TSX 14,213.39 +351.87 (2.54%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,210.80 +48.90 (0.95%)
BSE Sensex 27,012.08 +301.95 (1.13%)
TA25 1,468.20 0.00 (0.00%)
SMI 8,775.88 0.00 (0.00%)
ATX 2,080.40 0.00 (0.00%)
IBOVESPA 48,713.64
SET 1,506.82 +26.62 (1.80%)
BIST100 80,820.72 0.00 (0.00%)
IBEX 10,049.50 0.00 (0.00%)
WIG 50,932.48 0.00 (0.00%)
TASI 7,638.90 0.00 (0.00%)
MERVAL 7,288.32 +287.43 (4.11%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5562 -0.0011 (-0.07%)
GBP/EUR 1.2660 +0.0038 (0.30%)
GBP/JPY 184.8915 -0.0527 (-0.03%)
GBP/HKD 12.0668 -0.0114 (-0.09%)
GBP/CNY 9.6803 +0.0290 (0.30%)
GBP/AUD 1.9134 -0.0031 (-0.16%)
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Top stories

Chancellor George Osborne has announced the government will step up the privatisation of Lloyds by adopting a six-month trading plan to sell more of the state-owned shares in the bailed-out bank.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets rallied on Thursday after U.S. stocks enjoyed their strongest session this year when the Federal Reserve sounded upbeat on the economy and promised to be patient in removing policy stimulus.
He is the author of a report which says governments were under too much public pressure to spend, and ignored some of the warning signs about the economy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S.
A government-commissioned report on the sale of Royal Mail has concluded that �180m more might have been realised from the sale, but broadly backs ministers' cautious approach to pricing.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 4.64% 1,387.54M
CGL Catlin Group Limited 3.67% 2,364.06M
MGHI M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 2.73% 1,293.48M
BP.B BP plc 2.45% 73,250.69M
ACHL Asian Citrus Holdings Limited 1.22% 2,224.36M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,108.28M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -6.67% 1,284.59M
GENL Genel Energy PLC -5.21% 1,864.35M
TLW Tullow Oil plc -4.70% 3,637.89M
BG BG Group plc -4.63% 29,502.23M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more