Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
FTSE 100 7,042.20 0.41 28.73 10:55
FTSE 250 18,189.44 0.19 34.89 10:55
FTSE All-Share 3,823.13 0.37 14.05 10:55
Euro Stoxx 50 3,672.25 -0.45 -16.47 10:55
S&P 500 2,130.82 0.23 4.97 01:31
Dow Jones I.A. 18,285.74 0.00 0.34 21 May
Nikkei 225 20,264.41 0.30 61.54 09:44
Gold 1,205.00 n/a -5.50 21 May
Brent Crude 66.14 n/a 1.21 21 May
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
CAC 40 5,126.49 -0.39 -20.21 10:55
Xetra DAX 11,814.30 -0.42 -50.29 10:55
IBEX 35 11,549.10 -0.40 -46.30 10:55
FTSE MIB Index 23,715.84 -0.10 -23.85 10:55
SMI 9,365.35 0.49 45.45 21 May
Euro Stoxx 50 3,672.25 -0.45 -16.47 10:55
PSI 20 6,090.60 -0.21 -13.03 10:55
BEL 20 3,763.73 0.04 1.65 10:55
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
S&P 500 2,130.82 0.23 4.97 01:31
Dow Jones I.A. 18,285.74 0.00 0.34 21 May
Nasdaq 100 4,529.47 0.54 24.17 21 May
TSX Composite 15,203.61 0.87 130.78 21 May
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
Hang Seng 27,992.83 1.70 469.11 10:20
Straits Times 3,450.18 0.30 10.32 10:31
Nikkei 225 20,264.41 0.30 61.54 09:44
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
GBP/EUR 1.3995 -0.71 -0.0100 11:58
GBP/USD 1.5658 -0.01 -0.0002 11:58
GBP/JPY 189.1000 -0.27 -0.5113 11:58
GBP/CHF 1.4572 -0.67 -0.0098 11:57
GBP/CAD 1.9096 -0.07 -0.0014 11:58
EUR/USD 1.1188 0.76 0.0085 11:58
USD/JPY 120.7650 -0.27 -0.3300 11:58
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
Gold 1,205.00 n/a -5.50 21 May
Silver 17.18 n/a 0.11 21 May
Cattle 178.74 n/a -0.04 21 May
Brent Crude 66.14 n/a 1.21 21 May

London open: Vodafone, HSBC and miners lead UK stocks higher

UK stocks opened higher on Friday morning and were on track to hit a two-week high ahead of another busy day for economic data.

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HSBC confirms rumours it is considering sale of Brazilian unit

HSBC has confirmed speculation that it is looking at a possible disposal of its Brazilian operations.

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Close Brothers benefits from renewed investor risk appetite and property loan demand

Merchant bank Close Brothers enjoyed a good third quarter's trading as investor risk appetite returned.

BHP Billiton, mining

Goldman Sachs joins throng of brokers recommending South32 as a 'buy'

Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of South32, the BHP Billiton spin-off, by adding the stock to its conviction 'buy' list.

Severn Trent's full-year profit halves but dividend remains as hoped

Water company Severn Trent posted a 53.5% drop in full-year pre-tax profit, largely as expected.

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