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Aug 28 - Markets closed

World markets

Shanghai 2,205.02 +9.21 (0.42%)
S&P 500 1,996.74 -3.38 (-0.17%)
Nikkei 225 15,365.08 -94.78 (-0.61%)
Hang Seng Index 24,699.56 -41.44 (-0.17%)
TSEC 9,446.96 -31.41 (-0.33%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,164.44 -30.01 (-0.94%)
CAC 40 4,366.04 -29.22 (-0.66%)
S&P TSX 15,558.17 -44.48 (-0.29%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,625.10 +0.70 (0.01%)
BSE Sensex 26,638.11 +77.96 (0.29%)
TA25 1,404.41 -4.13 (-0.29%)
KOSPI 2,072.32 -3.44 (-0.17%)
SMI 8,622.23 -47.57 (-0.55%)
ATX 2,290.38
IBOVESPA 60,290.87 -659.70 (-1.08%)
SET 1,554.90 -4.15 (-0.27%)
BIST100 80,837.71 +370.31 (0.46%)
IBEX 10,722.20 -115.20 (-1.06%)
WIG 51,882.01 -967.05 (-1.83%)
TASI 11,042.03
MERVAL 7,933.31 +60.31 (0.77%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6584 -0.0004 (-0.03%)
GBP/EUR 1.2582 0.0000 (0.00%)
GBP/JPY 172.0207 -0.0343 (-0.02%)
GBP/HKD 12.8531 -0.0040 (-0.03%)
GBP/CNY 10.1874 -0.0032 (-0.03%)
GBP/AUD 1.7730 -0.0008 (-0.04%)
Banks cut SME loans despite taking �3bn in cheap funding
LENDING to small businesses has fallen again in the three months to the end of June, despite banks taking more money from a scheme offering them cheap cash to do so.
James Moore: Funding for Lending flops, but firms still need help  
Banks still fail to lend more to small businesses  
Market Chart
6,805.80 -24.86 (-0.36%)
15,910.86 -113.78 (-0.71%)
3,634.23 -14.99 (-0.41%)
3,342.42 -1.01 (-0.03%)

Top stories

PADDY Power has seen profits slump by 20 per cent in the first half of the year as football and racing punters took the Irish bookmaker to the cleaners.
Deutsche Bank in London has been fined �4.7m by the City watchdog for incorrectly reporting tens of millions of transactions in a way that meant the regulator would have been unable to detect any market abuse or insider trading.
The AA's chief executive and finance director both quit yesterday, just two months after Britain's largest roadside-assistance group joined the London Stock Exchange.
London's property market stagnated for a second month in August as buyers became reluctant to accept high asking prices amid the prospect of increasing borrowing costs, Hometrack Ltd.
The microchip supplier behind Beats by Dre headphones and Bluetooth speaker docks pulsed up to the top of the mid-tier table yesterday on news that it had received a bid from its American rival Microchip Technology.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
CSR CSR plc 35.65% 1,283.79M
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.23M
PTEC Playtech PLC 7.74% 2,097.44M
BP.A BP plc 2.34% 88,945.25M
IPO IP Group Plc 2.11% 1,020.91M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.23M
OCDO Ocado Group PLC -15.93% 1,983.89M
AFR Afren Plc -9.95% 1,099.18M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
IPF International Personal Finance Plc -6.31% 1,206.44M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more