Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
FTSE 100 6,545.27 1.23 79.27 19 Dec
FTSE 250 15,888.91 0.99 156.20 19 Dec
FTSE All-Share 3,515.70 1.17 40.78 19 Dec
Euro Stoxx 50 3,141.28 -0.40 -12.49 00:00
S&P 500 2,070.65 0.46 9.42 01:33
Dow Jones I.A. 17,804.80 0.15 26.65 19 Dec
Nikkei 225 17,621.40 2.39 411.35 19 Dec
Gold 1,195.50 -0.29 -3.50 19 Dec
Brent Crude 60.15 -2.69 -1.66 19 Dec
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
CAC 40 4,241.65 -0.18 -7.84 19 Dec
Xetra DAX 9,786.96 -0.25 -24.10 19 Dec
IBEX 35 10,363.60 -0.27 -27.70 19 Dec
FTSE MIB Index 18,983.83 -0.40 -77.16 19 Dec
Euro Stoxx 50 3,141.28 -0.40 -12.49 00:00
SMI 8,976.24 -0.41 -36.87 19 Dec
PSI 20 4,880.18 -0.69 -34.15 19 Dec
BEL 20 3,278.69 0.93 30.07 19 Dec
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
S&P 500 2,070.65 0.46 9.42 01:33
Dow Jones I.A. 17,804.80 0.15 26.65 19 Dec
Nasdaq 100 4,281.78 0.33 14.01 19 Dec
TSX Composite 14,468.26 0.85 121.51 19 Dec
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
Hang Seng 23,116.63 1.25 284.42 19 Dec
Straits Times 3,279.53 1.11 35.88 19 Dec
Nikkei 225 17,621.40 2.39 411.35 19 Dec
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
GBP/EUR 1.2776 0.17 0.0022 19 Dec
GBP/USD 1.5626 -0.26 -0.0042 19 Dec
GBP/JPY 186.7758 0.01 0.0170 12:23
GBP/CHF 1.5412 0.39 0.0061 19 Dec
GBP/CAD 1.8133 -0.03 -0.0005 12:23
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
Gold 1,195.50 -0.29 -3.50 19 Dec
Silver 15.86 -1.37 -0.22 19 Dec
Cattle 1.96 6.17 0.11 19 Dec
Brent Crude 60.15 -2.69 -1.66 19 Dec

London close: Stable oil prices and upbeat retail news buoys Santa rally

The Santa rally continued on its merry way on Friday as oil prices rose and upbeat retail data boosted supermarkets.

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Sector movers: Energy stocks jump as oil prices recover from five-year low

The oil and gas producing sector was near the top of the risers list on Friday as a strong rebound in crude prices went some way to...

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UK retail sales reach 27-year high in December, driven by Black Friday

British retail sales reached a 27-year high in December, driven by Black Friday’s shopping frenzy, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said.

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FTSE 100 movers: BP, Shell, BG Group gain as crude prices rebound

Oil and gas stocks were advancing on Friday after a strong rebound in crude prices, with Tullow Oil, BP, Shell and BG Group putting in decent gains.

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Apple "deeply offended" by BBC accusations of poor working conditions in China

A BBC undercover investigation found Apple workers in China were being poorly treated and working long hours.

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