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Dec 17 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 3,061.02 +39.50 (1.31%)
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 (2.04%)
Nikkei 225 16,819.73 0.00 (0.00%)
Hang Seng Index 22,585.84 -84.66 (-0.37%)
TSEC 8,828.36 -122.55 (-1.37%)
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 5,214.40 +52.50 (1.02%)
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 1.5572 -0.0170 (-1.08%)
GBP/EUR 1.2627 -0.0003 (-0.02%)
GBP/JPY 185.2451 -0.0485 (-0.03%)
GBP/HKD 12.0774 -0.0011 (-0.01%)
GBP/CNY 9.6507 -0.0005 (-0.01%)
GBP/AUD 1.9161 -0.0014 (-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?
Bank of Russia acts to halt rouble rout  
Economic Fears May Push Russia Into Ukraine Deal  
Market Chart
6,336.48 +4.65 (0.07%)
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Top stories

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.
European Central Bank executive board member Beno�t Coeur� told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that he sees �broad consensus� around the bank's governing council that it must �do more.
Signaling she's in no hurry to raise rates, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank is unlikely to move before the end of April and that borrowing costs will remain low for a �long time� after liftoff.
Catlin Group has confirmed it has received an approach from XL Group. Under the indicative terms of the possible offer, XL would acquire 100% of Catlin for consideration of 410p in cash and 0.130 shares of XL for each Catlin common share.
Prices paid by American consumers dropped in November by the most in almost six years, providing a boost to buying power that will propel economic growth.

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
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