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Shanghai 3,127.44 +18.85 (0.61%)
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 (0.46%)
Nikkei 225 17,635.14 +13.74 (0.08%)
Hang Seng Index 23,408.57 +291.94 (1.26%)
TSEC 9,095.00 +95.48 (1.06%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,170.81 +29.53 (0.94%)
CAC 40 4,287.98 +46.33 (1.09%)
S&P TSX 14,468.26 +121.51 (0.85%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,442.00 +103.40 (1.94%)
BSE Sensex 27,696.77 +324.93 (1.19%)
TA25 1,487.53 0.00 (0.00%)
SMI 9,041.53 +65.29 (0.73%)
ATX 2,149.13 +27.10 (1.28%)
IBOVESPA 49,650.98 +1,155.28 (2.38%)
SET 1,536.83 +22.48 (1.48%)
BIST100 84,417.39 +843.84 (1.01%)
IBEX 10,435.80 +72.20 (0.70%)
WIG 51,509.98 +212.86 (0.41%)
TASI 8,471.99 -53.40 (-0.63%)
MERVAL 7,325.29

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5610 -0.0017 (-0.11%)
GBP/EUR 1.2742 -0.0042 (-0.33%)
GBP/JPY 187.1000 +0.3273 (0.18%)
GBP/HKD 12.1110 -0.0070 (-0.06%)
GBP/CNY 9.7158 -0.0083 (-0.09%)
GBP/AUD 1.9178 -0.0002 (-0.01%)
B&Q China Stake Sale Nets Owner �140m
The owner of B&Q is to relinquish control of its loss-making operation in China and concentrate on its core market. 09:25, UK, Monday 22 December 2014.
Kingfisher sells B&Q China stake as DIY fails to take off  
UPDATE 1-Kingfisher sells stake in B&Q China business for $219 mln  
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Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
SEPL Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC 7.58% 157,686.23M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 4.41% 1,387.54M
HOME Home Retail Group Plc 3.86% 1,619.54M
EVR EVRAZ plc 3.69% 2,031.90M
POLY Polymetal International PLC 3.45% 2,394.47M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,141.78M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -12.64% 1,309.70M
IPO IP Group Plc -6.93% 1,017.07M
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited -2.77% 21,703.97M
RRS Randgold Resources Limited -2.53% 4,002.01M
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