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Aug 20 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 2,240.21 -5.12 (-0.23%)
S&P 500 1,983.59 +1.99 (0.10%)
Nikkei 225 15,454.45 +4.66 (0.03%)
Hang Seng Index 25,159.76 +36.81 (0.15%)
TSEC 9,288.05 +44.27 (0.48%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,083.50 -7.61 (-0.25%)
CAC 40 4,240.79 -13.66 (-0.32%)
S&P TSX 15,509.45 +32.28 (0.21%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,634.60 +10.80 (0.19%)
BSE Sensex 26,314.29 -106.38 (-0.40%)
TA25 1,374.34 -4.54 (-0.33%)
KOSPI 2,072.78 +1.64 (0.08%)
SMI 8,527.91 +2.53 (0.03%)
ATX 2,274.24 -14.77 (-0.65%)
IBOVESPA 58,632.24 +182.95 (0.31%)
SET 1,550.77 +7.92 (0.51%)
BIST100 78,866.91 -408.98 (-0.52%)
IBEX 10,420.90 +34.40 (0.33%)
WIG 52,304.36 +121.25 (0.23%)
TASI 10,716.24 +56.68 (0.53%)
MERVAL 7,081.66 -133.53 (-1.85%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6631 +0.0014 (0.09%)
GBP/EUR 1.2518 +0.0041 (0.33%)
GBP/JPY 171.8790 +0.8640 (0.51%)
GBP/HKD 12.8900 +0.0111 (0.09%)
GBP/CNY 10.2113 +0.0021 (0.02%)
GBP/AUD 1.7862 -0.0004 (-0.02%)
Carney Seen Holding Sway as BOE Dissenters Pull Away From Pack
At a press conference that day, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, said it wasn't yet time to begin tightening policy.
Bank of England Officials Break Ranks on Rates  
Pound Advances as BOE Minutes Show Dissent Among Policy Makers  
Market Chart
6,755.48 -23.83 (-0.35%)
15,748.92 -146.34 (-0.92%)
3,606.33 -15.01 (-0.41%)
3,309.51 -9.78 (-0.29%)

Top stories

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index retreated from a three-week high on Wednesday, halting a five-day winning streak, with companies trading without the attraction of their latest dividend putting pressure on the broader market.
LONDON (Reuters) - British construction company Carillion (CLLN.L) said it had abandoned its pursuit of a merger with Balfour Beatty (BALF.
A rise in white collar freelancers has driven self employment to its highest level for at least 40 years with 4.6m people in the UK now working for themselves.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS.L) said on Wednesday it had reached a settlement allowing it to use a key piece of software in its trade finance business that a U.S.
LONDON - British factory orders grew faster than expected this month as overseas demand picked up, the CBI's industrial trends survey showed on Wednesday.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,090.00M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 7.69% 1,561.05M
FGP FirstGroup plc 6.11% 1,526.44M
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 2.48% 17,466.55M
ANH Al Noor Hospitals Group PLC 2.04% 1,294.13M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,090.00M
BBY Balfour Beatty plc -7.17% 1,638.48M
HIK Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc -6.21% 3,381.53M
INVR Investec plc -3.77% 5,028.67M
COLT Colt Group SA -3.62% 1,268.22M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more