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Dec 24 - Markets closed

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ATX 2,172.19
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Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5558 0.0000 (0.00%)
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Cable urged to intervene in collapse of City Link
Vince Cable, business secretary, has been urged to intervene after City Link, one of Britain's biggest postal delivery companies, went into administration on Christmas Eve, putting more than 2,700 jobs under threat.
Union calls for urgent talks with Government about City Link jobs  
Workers facing redundancy after City Link goes in administration on Christmas Eve  
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Top stories

LONDON (Reuters) - Significantly fewer Britons went out to shop on Boxing Day this year, initial data showed, suggesting pre-Christmas online discounts led many to spurn what is traditionally a bumper day for retailers.
The U.K. may overtake France (FRGEGDPQ) this year to become the world's fifth-largest economy behind the U.S., China, Japan and Germany, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
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Hundreds of thousands of travellers have been left stranded as the main routes on Britain's railways shut down for Boxing Day.
A report reveals highly qualified working mothers are being excluded from full-time jobs because they lack flexibility. File photo.

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
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