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Shanghai 3,157.60 +85.07 (2.77%)
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 (0.33%)
Nikkei 225 17,818.96 +10.21 (0.06%)
Hang Seng Index 23,349.34 +15.65 (0.07%)
TSEC 9,218.50 +4.43 (0.05%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,184.66 +29.75 (0.94%)
CAC 40 4,295.85 -19.12 (-0.44%)
S&P TSX 14,607.31 +13.28 (0.09%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,394.50 +13.60 (0.25%)
BSE Sensex 27,241.78 +33.17 (0.12%)
TA25 1,462.67 -1.92 (-0.13%)
SMI 9,021.67 -11.78 (-0.13%)
ATX 2,172.19
IBOVESPA 50,144.63 -745.18 (-1.46%)
SET 1,510.41 +5.52 (0.37%)
BIST100 84,947.31 +122.80 (0.14%)
IBEX 10,481.80 +4.10 (0.04%)
WIG 51,511.68 +24.14 (0.05%)
TASI 8,856.38 +107.04 (1.22%)
MERVAL 7,669.37 +209.26 (2.81%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5562 +0.0004 (0.02%)
GBP/EUR 1.2771 +0.0021 (0.17%)
GBP/JPY 187.2162 -0.1879 (-0.10%)
GBP/HKD 12.0763 +0.0034 (0.03%)
GBP/CNY 9.6918 +0.0016 (0.02%)
GBP/AUD 1.9155 -0.0003 (-0.01%)
Taxpayers face bill for City Link redundancies
The private equity dealmaker who failed to turn round City Link has been forced on the defensive as it emerged taxpayers will pick up the redundancy bill for the 2,760 workers who are expected to lose their jobs at the parcel delivery business.
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Market Chart
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Top stories

The Bank of England is now monitoring what Brits search for on the Internet and post on social networks such as Facebook to help it gauge how the economic recovery is doing and decide whether to change interest rates.
Boxing Day bargain hunters spent a record �3billion online and in stores across the UK yesterday in the largest sales day for years.
Household incomes are likely to rise in 2015, escaping the weakness of the past four years, though living standards are unlikely to reach their pre-crisis peak until 2016 at the earliest.
Britain's economy is bigger than France's - according to stats that include drug money. (Image via Wikimedia Commons). The new figures put Britain just a hair above its old rival, France, making the United Kingdom the world's fifth-biggest economy behind ...
Home owners in London are benefiting from the largest increases in property values, with Greenwich and Ealing showing the strongest returns with an almost 25 per cent price hike.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
MYIB Murray International Trust plc 7.89% 1,259.25M
SN Smith & Nephew plc 7.71% 10,524.63M
SEPL Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC 7.16% 171,832.86M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 4.54% 1,326.48M
INVR Investec plc 2.86% 5,113.69M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,157.80M
MGHI M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.64% 1,233.61M
VED Vedanta Resources plc -3.37% 1,547.56M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -2.97% 1,387.54M
BME B&M European Value Retail SA -2.61% 2,927.27M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more