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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 +64.41 (0.38%)
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 5,161.90 +9.60 (0.19%)
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 1.5577 -0.0166 (-1.06%)
GBP/EUR 1.2622 +0.0039 (0.31%)
GBP/JPY 184.7529 +1.1239 (0.61%)
GBP/HKD 12.0804 -0.1263 (-1.04%)
GBP/CNY 9.6545 -0.0888 (-0.91%)
GBP/AUD 1.9176 +0.0031 (0.16%)
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?
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Russia turmoil spurs flight to safety  
Market Chart
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Top stories

The Treasury is to sell off a stake of up to 5% in Lloyds Banking Group over the next six months raising about �3 billion. Taxpayers still own 25% of the group, which also includes Halifax, after its �20 billion rescue during the financial crisis.
Wage growth in the UK is picking up, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate. In the August-to-October period, average earnings excluding bonuses were up 1.6% from a year earlier.
George Osborne hopes to raise �3bn by selling another chunk of the government's stake in Lloyds Banking Group in a move that will test investor appetite for shares in the part-nationalised bank.
(Adds bonus comments from FT interview). Dec 17 (Reuters) - The 500 million pounds (US$783.70 million) Barclays PLC set aside to settle allegations of rigging the foreign exchange market will not be enough, the bank's Chief Executive Antony Jenkins said ...
WASHINGTON - Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said Wednesday that the Fed still plans to start raising interest rates next year, but it will be patient and does not expect to begin the process any earlier than April.

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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