Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
FTSE 100 6,336.48 0.07 4.65 17 Dec
FTSE 250 15,443.98 0.11 17.18 17 Dec
FTSE All-Share 3,407.04 0.08 2.82 17 Dec
Euro Stoxx 50 3,051.99 0.07 2.00 18 Dec
S&P 500 2,012.89 2.04 40.15 01:33
Dow Jones I.A. 17,356.87 1.69 288.00 17 Dec
Nikkei 225 17,254.84 2.59 435.11 03:50
Gold 1,195.75 -0.56 -6.75 17 Dec
Brent Crude 59.91 1.49 0.88 17 Dec
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
CAC 40 4,111.91 0.46 18.71 17 Dec
Xetra DAX 9,544.43 -0.20 -19.46 17 Dec
IBEX 35 10,049.50 -0.32 -32.40 17 Dec
FTSE MIB Index 18,569.03 -0.54 -101.02 17 Dec
Euro Stoxx 50 3,051.99 0.07 2.00 18 Dec
SMI 8,775.88 -0.22 -19.25 17 Dec
PSI 20 4,736.60 -0.09 -4.47 17 Dec
BEL 20 3,169.83 -0.27 -8.48 17 Dec
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
S&P 500 2,012.89 2.04 40.15 01:33
Dow Jones I.A. 17,356.87 1.69 288.00 17 Dec
Nasdaq 100 4,165.10 1.85 75.50 17 Dec
TSX Composite 14,213.39 2.54 351.87 17 Dec
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
Hang Seng 22,885.87 1.33 300.03 03:50
Straits Times 3,234.72 0.23 7.49 03:45
Nikkei 225 17,254.84 2.59 435.11 03:50
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
GBP/EUR 1.2625 0.04 0.0005 04:47
GBP/USD 1.5589 0.12 0.0019 04:49
GBP/JPY 184.7686 -0.12 -0.2255 04:50
GBP/CHF 1.5162 -0.01 -0.0001 04:49
GBP/CAD 1.8137 0.06 0.0010 04:50
Name Price Var.% Var. Hour
Gold 1,195.75 -0.56 -6.75 17 Dec
Silver 15.95 -2.09 -0.34 17 Dec
Cattle 1.89 2.99 0.05 17 Dec
Brent Crude 59.91 1.49 0.88 17 Dec

London close: Santa rally beckons as Footsie holds above 6,300

A Santa rally was in the offing on Wednesday as the London market held steady amid upbeat economic and corporate news.

Dixons Carphone, electrical retail

FTSE 100 movers: Dixons boosted by strong UK sales, banking sector dips

Electrical retailer Dixons Carphone was boosted after a strong first half in the UK helped group like-for-like revenues rise 5%.

Evraz, steel, Roman Abramovich

Sector movers: Evraz leads industrial metals higher as Russia halts rouble slide

An afternoon comeback for UK markets was led by gains in the resources sector, with industrial metals and mining stocks rebounding strongly.

money

Catlin Group confirms possible offer from conglomerate XL Group

Lloyd's of London insurer Catlin Group has officially confirmed the receipt of a possible offer from global conglomerate XL Group.

Oil & gas worker, energy

Genel Energy director Sbiti purchases 0.5m shares in oil explorer

Chakib Sbiti, independent director at Genel Energy, on Wednesday bought 0.5m shares for 642.9p in the oil explorer and producer.

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17-Dec-14 PZ CUSSONS Panmure Gordon Hold 3.02p 3.10p DownGrade
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16-Dec-14 BOWLEVEN BLVN Tracy, Philip Buy 100,000 @ 0.23p £23,000
16-Dec-14 BOWLEVEN BLVN Tracy, Philip Buy 100,000 @ 0.23p £23,000
16-Dec-14 BOWLEVEN BLVN Tracy, Philip Buy 100,000 @ 0.23p £23,000
16-Dec-14 CHRISTIE GROUP CTG Day, Chris Exercise of option 26,134 @ 0.60p £15,550
16-Dec-14 GENEL ENERGY GENL Sbiti, Chakib Buy 50,000 @ 6.43p £321,450
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