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'Jury out' on FLS after fresh slide in lending
The effectiveness of a flagship scheme designed to boost the flow of credit to cash-strapped firms remained in doubt yesterday as new figures showed another decline in lending.
Business lending falls under 'disappointing' Bank of England scheme  
Lending to UK business falls in second quarter  
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Top stories

UK RETAILERS are more upbeat about their prospects over the next quarter than at any time over the past 12 years. Published: Fri, August 29, 2014.
The Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has attempted to laugh off its misfortunes in the first half of the year when a run of punter-friendly football results "proved costlier than John Cleese's divorce payments".
A Russian state-owned bank is giving out something cooler than a toaster, t-shirt, or a frisbee to homeowners who take out mortgages with them: they're giving out cats.
The hacks against American banks including JPMorgan were not seemingly intended to disrupt services, but appeared to be part of a financial or intelligence-gathering effort.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's board is likely to stand behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe, sources close to the board said.

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