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Apr 15 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 2,107.06 +5.46 (0.26%)
S&P 500 1,842.98 +12.37 (0.68%)
Nikkei 225 14,349.87 +353.06 (2.52%)
Hang Seng Index 22,813.92 +142.66 (0.63%)
TSEC 8,924.58 +7.87 (0.09%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,091.52 -40.05 (-1.28%)
CAC 40 4,345.35 -39.21 (-0.89%)
S&P TSX 14,303.92 +19.49 (0.14%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,418.50 +30.30 (0.56%)
BSE Sensex 22,482.04 -2.89 (-0.01%)
TA25 1,395.54 -16.98 (-1.20%)
KOSPI 1,994.31 +2.04 (0.10%)
SMI 8,280.53 -32.37 (-0.39%)
ATX 2,440.40 -29.22 (-1.18%)
IBOVESPA 50,454.35 -1,142.20 (-2.21%)
SET 1,396.43 +7.27 (0.52%)
BIST100 72,438.04 -1,336.86 (-1.81%)
IBEX 10,103.50 -84.70 (-0.83%)
WIG 51,263.89 -550.01 (-1.06%)
TASI 9,505.03 +59.35 (0.63%)
MERVAL 5,126.15 -69.50 (-1.34%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6725 +0.0005 (0.03%)
GBP/EUR 1.2105 -0.0003 (-0.03%)
GBP/JPY 170.9300 +0.6695 (0.39%)
GBP/HKD 12.9694 +0.0047 (0.04%)
GBP/CNY 10.4066 +0.0034 (0.03%)
GBP/AUD 1.7865 -0.0010 (-0.06%)
Wages expected to surpass inflation for first time in 6 years
Wages are expected to surpass inflation today for the first time in six years. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate has dropped to a new four-year low of 1.6%, with figures expected to show wages rising at 1.8%.
Food and rent lift US consumer price inflation  
Higher Food Prices Push Inflation Slightly to 7.8% in March  
Market Chart
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Top stories

DEBENHAMS shares climbed despite a huge fall in profits as management set out plans to restore the fortunes of the department store chain.
FORMER Clydesdale Bank chief executive Lynne Peacock has become the �97,000 a year chairman of Standard Life's pay committee after Crawford Gillies was recruited to take on the high profile remuneration role at Barclays bank.
QUINTESSENTIAL French cigarette brands Gauloises and Gitanes will no longer be made in France as part of Imperial Tobacco's dramatic cost cutting measures that will send production of the brands to Spain.
China's GDP growth fell in the first quarter to its slowest pace since September of 2012, slipping to 7.4% on-year growth from 7.7% in the fourth quarter.
Tesco boss Philip Clarke will come under renewed pressure today when he unveils annual results expected to show a second year in a row of profits decline for Britain's biggest supermarket.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
RMG Royal Mail PLC 3.66% 5,100.00M
BTG BTG plc 3.12% 1,851.32M
SGP Supergroup PLC 2.55% 1,171.51M
AGK Aggreko plc 2.27% 4,154.36M
UU United Utilities Group PLC 2.12% 5,247.13M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
QPP Quindell PLC -6.99% 2,301.77M
OCDO Ocado Group PLC -6.09% 1,918.89M
IVO Imperial Innovations Group plc -4.16% 4,356.83M
AO AO World PLC -4.12% 1,049.68M
ELM Elementis plc -3.75% 1,262.27M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more