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Aug 20 - Markets closed

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TA25 1,374.34 -4.54 (-0.33%)
KOSPI 2,043.70 -29.08 (-1.40%)
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ATX 2,274.24
IBOVESPA 58,878.24 +428.95 (0.73%)
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IBEX 10,420.90 +34.40 (0.33%)
WIG 52,304.36 +121.25 (0.23%)
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MERVAL 7,202.97 -12.22 (-0.17%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.6568 -0.0026 (-0.16%)
GBP/EUR 1.2508 -0.0008 (-0.07%)
GBP/JPY 172.0850 -0.0500 (-0.03%)
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GBP/AUD 1.7910 +0.0041 (0.23%)
UK car industry exporting at record rate
Staff at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant celebrate the 500,000th Range Rover Sport to come off the production line. Photograph: John Robertson for the Guardian.
British-built car exports running at record-breaking pace  
Exports of UK cars driven to new record  
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: Bank of England (BoE) policymakers broke ranks over interest rates for the first time in three years this month, when two unexpectedly voted to tighten policy and revived speculation about a 2014 rate increase.
A Labour government would give a new energy regulator the power to revoke energy companies' licences to help protect the interests of the public, the party announced today.
A leading oil industry figure has claimed that the Scottish government's predictions for North Sea oil recovery are up to 60% too high.
Britain's growing legion of self-employed workers are older, work harder and are paid less than the rest of the workforce, official analysis has revealed.
A SHORT-life industry group, chaired by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chairman Jim McLaren, at the request of Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead, unveiled its Beef 2020 final report yesterday.

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
AA AA PLC 2.64% 1,506.88M
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 2.48% 17,466.55M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,090.00M
BBY Balfour Beatty plc -6.68% 1,647.22M
HIK Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc -6.21% 3,381.53M
INVR Investec plc -3.77% 5,028.67M
COLT Colt Group SA -3.72% 1,266.87M
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