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Does reading something like this, really leave a bad taste in your mouth, considering the day’s events?:

While airline and tourism stocks fell back, security technology companies showed significant gains in the wake of the London Underground explosions.

Ipix and Digitial Recorders, two companies that make surveillance devices, both saw their share price jump on the news. Ipix gained 23.7 per cent to $3.39 and Digital Recorders added 22.9 per cent to $2.74.

Isonics, a maker of explosive detection devices, jumped 13.2 per cent to $3.43 and Synergx Systems, which makes and distributes a wide range of safety products, including some that are used in the transit industry, also made dramatic gains, soaring 42.6 per cent to $1.90.

Airlines lost out over fears of disruption to international tourist traffic. The airline index fell 2.7 per cent and one of the biggest losers was Delta Air Lines, which lost 5.5 per cent at $3.29.

The tourist sector was also hit, with cruise ship operator Carnival dropping 1.5 per cent $53.31. Disney dropped 0.8 per cent to $24.59 after posting sales of $2.1bn in the second quarter for its parks and resorts division.

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