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GBP/USD 1.6582 -0.0012 (-0.08%)
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Bank of America's nearly $17 billion settlement could be announced Thursday ...
Aug. 20-- Bank of America 's nearly $17 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over soured mortgage bonds could be announced as early as Thursday, a source familiar with the talks told the Observer.
UPDATE 2-Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 bln  
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Residents of Bedford are the most generous people in the UK when it comes to giving money to charitable causes, according to donations platform JustGiving.
The current energy regulator, Ofgem, has levied 30 fines totalling more than �87m on power firms since 2001, a FOI request has shown.

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
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more