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FTSE 100 7,340.71 0.22% 15.99
FTSE 250 19,002.27 0.90% 169.33
FTSE All-Share 3,997.13 0.32% 12.89
Euro Stoxx 50 3,452.18 0.92% 31.48
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Gold 1,247.50 -0.12% -1.55
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Bats UK 250 17,259.18 1.09% 185.30
Bats UK 350 13,038.53 0.35% 46.04
Bats FR 40 13,978.32 0.74% 102.32
Bats DE 30 14,293.23 1.03% 145.21
Bats IT 40 10,040.46 0.93% 92.63
Bats CH 20 13,237.83 0.45% 58.95
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,340.71 0.22% 15.99
FTSE 250 19,002.27 0.90% 169.33
FTSE All-Share 3,997.13 0.32% 12.89
FTSE Small Cap 5,366.53 0.10% 5.30
techMARK 100 4,447.97 1.01% 44.43
FTSE AIM 50 5,045.91 0.88% 43.96
Bats UK 100 12,440.00 0.21% 26.64
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 5,032.76 0.76% 38.06
Xetra DAX 12,039.68 1.14% 135.56
IBEX 35 10,324.90 0.93% 95.60
FTSE MIB Index 20,167.49 1.07% 214.05
Euro Stoxx 50 3,452.18 0.92% 31.48
SMI 8,628.64 0.71% 60.76
PSI 20 4,667.63 1.04% 47.99
BEL 20 3,763.10 0.89% 33.09
AEX 512.62 0.61% 3.10
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
S&P 500 2,345.96 -0.11% -2.49
Dow Jones I.A. 20,656.58 -0.02% -4.72
Nasdaq 100 5,355.14 -0.23% -12.41
TSX Composite 15,348.46 0.00% 0.00
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 24,327.70 0.03% 7.29
Nikkei 225 19,085.31 0.23% 43.93
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.1611 0.48% 0.0055
GBP/USD 1.2521 0.37% 0.0046
GBP/JPY 138.9480 0.12% 0.1725
GBP/CHF 1.2434 0.51% 0.0063
GBP/CAD 1.6720 0.52% 0.0086
EUR/USD 1.0784 -0.13% -0.0014
USD/JPY 110.9690 -0.25% -0.2760
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,247.50 -0.12% -1.55
Silver 17.55 -0.17% -0.03
Brent Crude 50.85 -1.95% -1.01
Krugerrand 1,247.20 0.07% 0.90
Palladium 781.00 -0.38% -3.00
Platinum 967.00 0.42% 4.00

FTSE gains on clothing retailers after improved UK shop-sales data

Equities in London rose to a positive close with the FTSE 100 enjoying gains after UK retail sales for February came in stronger than expected and helped both clothes-related retailers and sterling.

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UK retail sales bounce surprisingly firmly in February

UK retail sales in February proved much stronger than the market was expecting, sending sterling surging higher on Thursday but unlikely to prevent GDP growth from slowing in the first quarter.

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FTSE 100 movers: Next cuts a dash in dull market

Clothes retailer Next led the FTSE 100 risers despite reporting a decline in pre-tax profits and warning 2017 will be "another tough year".

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FTSE 250 movers: Halma up on trading update; Ted Baker drops

London?s mid caps edged higher as investors sifted through corporate news and digested better-than-expected retail sales figures.

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UK state pension age should rise to 70, government review recommends

Almost six million UK citizens currently aged under 30 could see their pension age rise as high as 70, two reports have recommended.

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Apple under pressure following tax avoidance reports in New Zealand

US tech giant Apple is facing further scrutiny surrounding its tax practices after reports that it has not paid any tax in New Zealand for the last decade.

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Google promises policy review as more big spenders pull ads

Alphabet's biggest division Google promised a big push against its controversial advertising policies on Thursday, as big-spending firms on both sides of the Atlantic continued to pull their marketing from the web giant’s platform.

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Facebook begins to roll out fake news alert tool

Facebook began its push against the tide of fake news in earnest on Thursday, as the social media giant rolled out a third-party developed fact checking tool which would alert a user if shared content was ‘disputed’.

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