Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,545.95 0.40% 29.78
FTSE 250 20,277.63 0.73% 146.68
FTSE All-Share 4,142.58 0.44% 18.13
Euro Stoxx 50 3,619.84 0.33% 12.07
Bats UK 100 12,823.27 0.21% 26.56
Bats UK 250 18,480.18 0.59% 108.77
S&P 500 2,561.14 0.14% 3.50
Brent Crude 57.88 0.10% 0.06
Dow Jones I.A. 23,106.28 0.47% 108.84
Gold 1,284.75 -1.42% -18.55
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Bats UK 100 12,820.65 0.19% 23.94
Bats UK 250 18,480.29 0.59% 108.88
Bats UK 350 13,520.17 0.25% 33.73
Bats UK All Companies 13,402.69 0.24% 31.91
Bats FR 40 15,130.52 0.33% 50.47
Bats DE 30 15,049.17 0.21% 32.17
Bats UK Small Companies 12,488.64 -0.11% -13.37
Bats IT 40 11,118.03 -0.05% -5.51
Bats UK Alternative 100 13,618.55 -0.13% -18.19
Bats CH 20 14,276.75 0.42% 60.14
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,545.95 0.40% 29.78
FTSE 250 20,277.63 0.73% 146.68
FTSE All-Share 4,142.58 0.44% 18.13
FTSE Small Cap 5,835.32 0.10% 5.97
techMARK 100 4,663.51 0.17% 8.03
FTSE AIM 50 5,853.78 -0.86% -50.93
Bats UK 100 12,820.65 0.19% 23.94
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 5,387.48 0.49% 26.11
Xetra DAX 13,044.85 0.38% 49.79
IBEX 35 10,271.10 0.53% 54.30
FTSE MIB Index 22,329.54 -0.04% -8.24
SMI 9,269.86 -0.05% -4.73
Euro Stoxx 50 3,619.84 0.33% 12.07
PSI 20 5,459.55 0.16% 8.70
BEL 20 4,078.23 0.23% 9.46
AEX 547.60 0.18% 0.98
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
S&P 500 2,561.14 0.14% 3.50
Dow Jones I.A. 23,106.28 0.47% 108.84
Nasdaq 100 6,113.47 -0.15% -9.14
TSX Composite 15,843.93 0.17% 27.03
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 28,711.76 0.05% 14.27
Nikkei 225 21,363.05 0.13% 26.93
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.1184 -0.25% -0.0028
GBP/USD 1.3163 -0.21% -0.0028
GBP/JPY 148.6584 0.44% 0.6521
GBP/CHF 1.2933 0.24% 0.0030
GBP/CAD 1.6461 -0.36% -0.0060
EUR/USD 1.1768 0.03% 0.0003
USD/JPY 112.9305 0.66% 0.7375
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,284.75 -1.42% -18.55
Silver 16.95 -0.94% -0.16
Brent Crude 57.88 0.10% 0.06
Krugerrand 1,305.45 -0.93% -12.30
Palladium 986.00 -1.89% -19.00
Platinum 928.00 -1.59% -15.00

UK wages continue to lag inflation, putting ball in Bank of England court

UK wage growth continues to lag behind inflation, official figures showed on Wednesday, though shifts in the level of employment mean the Bank of England's decision on whether to raise rates in November is "on a knife edge", some economists feel.

Reckitt Benckiser cuts full year guidance, makes further pharma provision

Firm downgrades full year guidance, but remains confident that it can overcome the continued challenging market.

London midday: Stocks tick higher as investors digest labour market data

FTSE pushed a little higher by midday, with the pound slipping back against the dollar following a brief pop higher.

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Xi hails 'new era' for China at opening of Communist Party congress

Chinese president opened the Communist Party Congress with a three-hour speech on Wednesday in which he pledged to lead the country into a "new era".

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AstraZeneca granted priority review from FDA for Lynparza in metastatic breast cancer

Pharma firm said it and Merck & Co have been granted priority review by the US Food and Drug Administration for a supplemental new drug application for the use of Lynparza (olaparib) tablets.

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Rathbone Brothers funds under management rise in third quarter

FTSE 250 wealth manager Rathbone Brothers reported a jump in assets in the third quarter on Wednesday as inflows grew.

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Reckitt Benckiser cuts full year guidance, makes further pharma provision

After bearing the brunt of a "soft" third quarter Reckitt Benckiser has downgraded its full year guidance, with the Vanish-to-Durex maker confident that it can overcome the continued challenging market.

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Ubisense wins contract with 'premium' German carmaker

Enterprise location intelligence solutions provider Ubisense announced a new contract win in Europe for its RTLS SmartSpace division on Wednesday.

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CloudCall raises £3.7m through two placings

Cloud-based software business CloudCall announced on Tuesday that it has raised approximately £3. 5m before expenses, by way of a placing of 2,457,774 new ordinary shares at 143. 5p.

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RhythmOne expecting bumper first half amid acquisition spree

RhythmOne updated the market on its expected performance for the half year to 30 September on Tuesday, reporting revenues of between $112m and $114m, up from $67m in the first half of the 2017 financial year, which the company said was driven by “programmatic platform growth”.

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WANdisco Fusion now fully integrated with Microsoft Azure Data Box

‘Active data replication’ specialist WANdisco announced on Tuesday that its patented technology, WANdisco Fusion, is now fully integrated with Microsoft Azure Data Box, enabling Microsoft customers to transfer information from ‘Big Data’ applications to Microsoft Azure without the downtime and cost usually involved in bulk data transfer over the network.

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