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World markets

Shanghai 2,195.82 -13.65 (-0.62%)
S&P 500 2,000.12 0.00 (0.00%)
Nikkei 225 15,459.86 -74.96 (-0.48%)
Hang Seng Index 24,741.00 -177.75 (-0.71%)
TSEC 9,478.37 -7.22 (-0.08%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,167.23 -27.22 (-0.85%)
CAC 40 4,370.59 -24.67 (-0.56%)
S&P TSX 15,602.65 0.00 (0.00%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,624.40 -26.80 (-0.47%)
BSE Sensex 26,638.11 +77.96 (0.29%)
TA25 1,402.13 -6.41 (-0.46%)
KOSPI 2,075.76 +0.83 (0.04%)
SMI 8,612.99 -56.81 (-0.66%)
ATX 2,296.75 -42.64 (-1.82%)
IBOVESPA 60,950.57 0.00 (0.00%)
SET 1,559.05 -5.53 (-0.35%)
BIST100 80,623.00 +155.60 (0.19%)
IBEX 10,727.70 -109.70 (-1.01%)
WIG 51,794.01 -1,055.05 (-2.00%)
TASI 11,042.03 +12.08 (0.11%)
MERVAL 7,873.00 0.00 (0.00%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6571 -0.0005 (-0.03%)
GBP/EUR 1.2576 +0.0012 (0.09%)
GBP/JPY 171.9148 -0.2502 (-0.15%)
GBP/HKD 12.8430 -0.0023 (-0.02%)
GBP/CNY 10.1795 -0.0067 (-0.07%)
GBP/AUD 1.7714 -0.0041 (-0.23%)
UPDATE 2-British funding scheme fails to boost business lending
... * Net lending to all business down 3.9 bln stg. * Net lending to small businesses down 0.4 bln stg. * Biggest overall declines at state-backed Lloyds and RBS.
Business lending continues to contract despite revamped Funding for Lending ...  
Lending to small businesses under Bank of England's FLS falls again  
Market Chart
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Top stories

Retail sales grew �strongly� in August and are expected to increase sharply in September, as retailer optimism reaches highest level since 2002.
Some housebuilders are taking on tradesmen such as bricklayers because there is a shortage of skilled workers available through subcontractors.
(Adds JPMorgan confirmation, details). Aug 28 (Reuters) - JPMorgan 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.
Discounter Lidl has announced that it is investing �20m in its first ever UK brand campaign with a series of TV adverts entitled LidlSurprises, launching on 4 September.
Malaysia Airlines is set to undergo the most radical restructuring in its history, with a quarter of its staff axed and routes to Europe and China slashed as the carrier fights to survive,after being struck by two tragic disasters in less than six months.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
CSR CSR plc 36.61% 1,292.84M
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.23M
PTEC Playtech PLC 7.01% 2,083.21M
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 2.61% 21,594.53M
IPO IP Group Plc 2.40% 1,023.83M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.23M
OCDO Ocado Group PLC -11.45% 2,089.72M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
AFR Afren Plc -5.17% 1,157.64M
VED Vedanta Resources plc -4.38% 2,618.91M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more