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market abuse (misuse of information)

    26the behaviour described in section 118(4) of the Act , which is behaviour (not falling within sections 118 (2) or (3) of the Act):

      1. (a) based on information which is not generally available to those using the market but which, if available to a regular user of the market, would be, or would be likely to be, regarded by him as relevant when deciding the terms on which transactions in qualifying investments should be effected; and
      1. (b) 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.