6,110.07
-0.03%
17,651.26
-0.56%
16,147.38
-3.11%
2,051.12
-0.59%
44.78
-0.29%
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 6,110.07 -0.03% -1.95
FTSE 250 16,694.02 0.21% 34.58
FTSE All-Share 3,359.21 0.02% 0.52
Euro Stoxx 50 2,945.25 0.22% 6.50
S&P 500 2,051.12 -0.59% -12.25
Dow Jones I.A. 17,651.26 -0.56% -99.65
Gold 1,283.00 -0.85% -11.00
Brent Crude 44.78 -0.29% -0.13
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 6,110.07 -0.03% -1.95
FTSE 250 16,694.02 0.21% 34.58
FTSE All-Share 3,359.21 0.02% 0.52
FTSE Small Cap 4,550.39 0.19% 8.75
techMARK 100 3,720.78 -0.48% -18.05
FTSE AIM 50 3,939.15 0.12% 4.84
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 4,327.27 0.07% 3.04
Xetra DAX 9,857.58 0.30% 29.33
IBEX 35 8,749.80 1.10% 95.50
FTSE MIB Index 18,103.55 0.94% 167.88
Euro Stoxx 50 2,945.25 0.22% 6.50
SMI 7,752.97 -1.24% -97.71
PSI 20 5,075.03 1.26% 63.30
BEL 20 3,335.90 0.06% 1.91
AEX 430.38 0.34% 1.46
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
S&P 500 2,051.12 -0.59% -12.25
Dow Jones I.A. 17,651.26 -0.56% -99.65
Nasdaq 100 4,312.01 -0.68% -29.38
TSX Composite 13,632.00 -0.55% -75.68
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 20,449.82 -0.37% -76.01
Nikkei 225 16,147.38 -3.11% -518.67
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.2648 0.21% 0.0026
GBP/USD 1.4456 -0.31% -0.0045
GBP/JPY 155.0532 -0.05% -0.0789
GBP/CHF 1.3934 0.34% 0.0047
GBP/CAD 1.8597 -0.30% -0.0056
EUR/USD 1.1428 -0.52% -0.0060
USD/JPY 107.2500 0.23% 0.2500
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,283.00 -0.85% -11.00
Silver 17.18 -1.77% -0.31
Cattle 174.46 26.46% 0.37
Brent Crude 44.78 -0.29% -0.13
Pigs 113.79 n/a n/a
Lambs 188.60 16.85% 0.27
Krugerrand 1,277.50 -0.61% -7.80
Palladium 603.00 -2.74% -17.00
Platinum 1,056.00 -2.58% -28.00

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