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Shanghai 2,235.51 +18.31 (0.83%)
S&P 500 2,003.37 +6.63 (0.33%)
Nikkei 225 15,476.60 +52.01 (0.34%)
Hang Seng Index 24,752.09 +10.03 (0.04%)
TSEC 9,513.06 +76.79 (0.81%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,172.90 +0.27 (0.01%)
CAC 40 4,378.17 -2.87 (-0.07%)
S&P TSX 15,625.73 +67.56 (0.43%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,629.80 +3.90 (0.07%)
BSE Sensex 26,827.24 +189.13 (0.71%)
TA25 1,405.51 +5.18 (0.37%)
KOSPI 2,067.86 -0.68 (-0.03%)
SMI 8,709.88 +50.91 (0.59%)
ATX 2,298.32 -3.20 (-0.14%)
IBOVESPA 61,288.15 +997.28 (1.65%)
SET 1,570.51 +8.88 (0.57%)
BIST100 80,477.64 +164.70 (0.21%)
IBEX 10,745.80 +17.00 (0.16%)
WIG 52,221.48 +352.71 (0.68%)
TASI 11,112.12 0.00 (0.00%)
MERVAL 7,922.25 -11.06 (-0.14%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6642 +0.0051 (0.31%)
GBP/EUR 1.2667 +0.0028 (0.22%)
GBP/JPY 173.3097 +0.4947 (0.29%)
GBP/HKD 12.8982 +0.0394 (0.31%)
GBP/CNY 10.2246 +0.0134 (0.13%)
GBP/AUD 1.7800 +0.0016 (0.09%)
Britain Must Back Single Airport Hub to Ensure Growth, CBI Says
Britain should back the development of a single hub airport to lock in essential trading links to emerging markets and ensure long-term economic growth, the Confederation of British Industry said today.
Airport expansion critical for UK, says CBI  
CBI appears to back Heathrow over Gatwick for airport expansion  
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Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,097.76M
NOG Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC 3.07% 1,486.08M
BP.B BP plc 2.79% 88,419.88M
IPO IP Group Plc 2.76% 1,054.95M
BA BAE Systems plc 2.74% 14,433.05M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,097.76M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.76% 1,387.54M
AFR Afren Plc -3.08% 1,046.21M
SAGA Saga PLC -2.24% 2,019.71M
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