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market abuse (manipulating transactions)

      1. 77(1) (in accordance with section 118(5) of the Act (Market abuse)) the behaviour described in section 118(5) of the Act, which is behaviour effecting transactions or orders to trade (otherwise than for legitimate reasons and in conformity with accepted market practices on the relevant market) which:
        1. (a) give, or are likely to give a false or misleading impression as to the supply of, or demand for, or as to the price of, one or more qualifying investments; or
        1. (b) secure the price of one or more such investments at an abnormal or artificial level.
      1. (2) (in accordance with section 118(5) of the Act (Market abuse) as modified by the RAP Regulations) the behaviour described in section 118(5) of the Act as modified by the RAP Regulations, which is behaviour effecting transactions, bids or orders to trade (otherwise than for legitimate reasons and in conformity with accepted market practices on the relevant auction platform) which:
        1. (a) give, or are likely to give a false or misleading impression as to the supply of, or demand for, or as to the price of, one or more qualifying investments; or
        1. (b) secure the price of one or more such investments at an abnormal or artificial level.