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Trading faces: The miens of men making money

Every day news service photographers descend into the trading floors and pits of the world's finance centres. Here's a few of the photos they collected

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Indian stock brokers react while watching Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) index on their trading terminal in Mumbai, India, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. India's central bank Monday cut the cash reserve ratio as it tries to kick-start flagging growth and welcomed government efforts to open Asia's third-largest economy to more foreign investment.

Rajanish Kakade/AP

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Hold the phone! On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 17, 2012.

BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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Stocks closed down on Monday, September 17, 2012, ending a win streak that stretched to the week previous, which as Globe reporter David Berman writes saw the S&P 500 “touching its highest level since the end of 2007.”

BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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New York Stock Exchange, September 18, 2012: the day FedEx shares fell far harder than the rest of the market, tumbling 3.1 per cent.

BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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In New York The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 13,564.79, up 11.69 points or 0.1 per cent on Sept. 18. In Canada, the S&P/TSX composite index closed at 12,422.71, down 24.15 points or 0.2 per cent.

BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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Trader in Lisbon September 19, 2012. Portugal sold more Treasury bills than initially offered and yields feel sharply in an oversubscribed auction on Wednesday with 18-month issue that won't be redeemed until after the end of its EU/IMF bailout.

JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO/REUTERS

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Now that’s an opening bell! Japan Airlines President Yoshiharu Ueki rings a bell during a ceremony to mark its relisting on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Japan Airlines Co. capped an $8.5 billion initial public offering, the biggest this year after Facebook's, with a modest return to the Tokyo Stock Exchange: Its share price rose only 1 per cent in the first day of trading.

Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

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The scene on trading floor of Bankinter bank during a Spanish bond auction in Madrid September 20, 2012. Spain's 10-year borrowing costs fell to just below 5.7 percent - their lowest level since January - in an auction on Thursday.

SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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More from the trading floor of Bankinter bank. Relief from market pressure may be short lived as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hesitates over whether to request an international bailout.

SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man clicks his nails as he looks at an electronic board displaying share prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo September 20, 2012. The Nikkei average shed 1.6 per cent on Thursday, giving up the previous session's sharp gain, as lackluster Chinese manufacturing data reinforced concerns over flagging demand in Japan's largest trading partner.

YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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Trader Peter Mancuso, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. A batch of worrying economic figures tugged stock markets slightly lower Thursday. Measures of manufacturing and business activity in both China and Europe slumped.

Richard Drew/AP

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Specialist Thomas Facchine, foreground right, calls out prices for Susser Petroleum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after the government reported that more people applied for unemployment benefits last week than economists had been expecting.

Richard Drew/AP

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Trader Sean Spain, center, checks the prices as he waits for the IPO of National Bank Holdings Corp., of Greenwood Village, Colo., to begin trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Richard Drew/AP

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Trader Frederick Reimer tries to hear his phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Richard Drew/AP

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Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London September 21 , 2012. Mr. Adoboli is on trial accused of fraud and false accounting that cost UBS $2.3-billion.

NEIL HALL/Reuters

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