12/12/13 Market Movements

The FTSE closed down 67.33 points at 6,440.39 as investors showed their concerns about an imminent scaling back of U.S. stimulus.

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The Slovenian Government were on the defensive today insisting it would not need an international bailout after revealing a €4.8bn capital shortfall in its banking system.

The Slovenian Finance Minister insisted they intend to inject €3bn into their three largest banks which will give the banks a tier one capital ratio of 15 per cent (well beyond the 9 per cent required under EU rules).

Many international officials belief the €3bn injection will squeeze the countries financial resources and may have future repercussions.