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market abuse (misleading behaviour)

    26the behaviour described in section 118(8) of the Act which satisfies the condition in section 118(8)(a) and is behaviour (not falling within sections 118(5), (6) or (7)) which:

      1. (a) is likely to give a regular user of the market a false or misleading impression as to the supply of, demand for or price or value of, qualifying investments, and
      1. (b) is likely to be regarded by a regular user of the market as a failure on the part of the person concerned to observe the standard of behaviour reasonably expected of a person in his position in relation to the market.