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Dec 17 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 3,061.02 0.00 (0.00%)
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 (2.04%)
Nikkei 225 17,222.14 +402.41 (2.39%)
Hang Seng Index 22,585.84 0.00 (0.00%)
TSEC 8,828.36 0.00 (0.00%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,051.99 +2.00 (0.07%)
CAC 40 4,111.91 +18.71 (0.46%)
S&P TSX 14,213.39 +351.87 (2.54%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,241.00 +79.10 (1.53%)
BSE Sensex 26,710.13 -71.31 (-0.27%)
TA25 1,468.20 +4.69 (0.32%)
SMI 8,775.88 -19.25 (-0.22%)
ATX 2,080.40
IBOVESPA 48,713.64 +1,706.13 (3.63%)
SET 1,480.20 +18.46 (1.26%)
BIST100 80,820.72 +1,629.53 (2.06%)
IBEX 10,049.50 -32.40 (-0.32%)
WIG 50,932.48 +248.57 (0.49%)
TASI 7,638.90 +308.60 (4.21%)
MERVAL 7,288.32 +287.43 (4.11%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5580 +0.0007 (0.04%)
GBP/EUR 1.2630 +0.0007 (0.06%)
GBP/JPY 185.0624 +0.1182 (0.06%)
GBP/HKD 12.0820 +0.0038 (0.03%)
GBP/CNY 9.6527 +0.0014 (0.01%)
GBP/AUD 1.9181 +0.0016 (0.08%)
Economic troubles have sucked the air out of Russia's nationalistic euphoria
AS THE rouble fell off a cliff over the past two days, a new skit appeared on Russian state television. A popular talk-show host asks his iPhone's voice-recognition app, �Where shall I go on holidays next year?
Is the rouble meltdown the beginning of the end for Vladimir Putin?  
Vladimir Putin cornered: which way does he jump?  
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Top stories

Wellcome Trust, Britain's biggest charity, has chalked up a �137 million profit on Alibaba shares, helping to sustain its record of double-digit returns for the third successive year.
The Chancellor has pressed the start button on plans to whittle down the government's stake in Lloyds before the General Election, in a move which could raise more than �3billion for the Treasury.
PAY is now soaring faster than inflation, with record numbers of people in work, figures showed yesterday. Published: 00:01, Thu, December 18, 2014.
As Mario Draghi prepares to push the European Central Bank into quantitative easing, he's counting the cost of alienating its home nation.
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 them near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
CGL Catlin Group Limited 14.89% 2,415.49M
EVR EVRAZ plc 9.22% 1,978.51M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 6.89% 1,561.99M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 4.64% 1,387.54M
DC Dixons Carphone PLC 4.10% 5,113.32M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,104.96M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -6.67% 1,283.31M
SEPL Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC -4.85% 149,113.93M
ASC ASOS plc -4.19% 2,076.76M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.90% 1,286.80M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more