Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,537.13 0.19% 14.09
FTSE 250 20,164.96 0.17% 33.44
FTSE All-Share 4,134.99 0.19% 7.78
Euro Stoxx 50 3,609.12 0.20% 7.04
Bats UK 100 12,805.19 0.25% 31.50
Bats UK 250 18,366.00 0.19% 34.11
S&P 500 2,562.10 0.11% 2.74
Brent Crude 58.15 0.47% 0.27
Dow Jones I.A. 23,163.04 0.02% 5.44
Gold 1,286.40 0.48% 6.20
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Bats UK 100 12,805.19 0.25% 31.50
Bats UK 250 18,366.00 0.19% 34.11
Bats UK 350 13,493.53 0.24% 32.09
Bats FR 40 15,072.90 0.12% 18.23
Bats UK All Companies 13,377.16 0.24% 31.47
Bats UK Small Companies 12,455.24 0.04% 5.19
Bats DE 30 15,004.75 0.21% 30.75
Bats UK Alternative 100 13,574.64 -0.20% -27.03
Bats IT 40 11,083.33 0.67% 73.45
Bats CH 20 14,159.47 0.04% 5.44
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,537.13 0.19% 14.09
FTSE 250 20,164.96 0.17% 33.44
FTSE All-Share 4,134.99 0.19% 7.78
FTSE Small Cap 5,837.57 0.31% 18.32
techMARK 100 4,658.98 0.27% 12.33
FTSE AIM 50 5,847.81 -0.02% -1.16
Bats UK 100 12,805.19 0.25% 31.50
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 5,376.03 0.14% 7.74
Xetra DAX 13,018.54 0.22% 28.44
IBEX 35 10,217.10 0.19% 19.60
FTSE MIB Index 22,300.19 0.75% 166.98
Euro Stoxx 50 3,609.12 0.20% 7.04
SMI 9,233.52 -0.82% -76.09
PSI 20 5,465.36 0.09% 5.01
BEL 20 4,084.27 0.45% 18.25
AEX 544.63 0.01% 0.07
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
S&P 500 2,562.10 0.11% 2.74
Dow Jones I.A. 23,163.04 0.02% 5.44
Nasdaq 100 6,092.62 -0.36% -21.74
TSX Composite 15,818.00 0.23% 35.84
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 28,487.24 1.17% 328.15
Nikkei 225 21,457.64 0.04% 9.12
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.1156 0.48% 0.0053
GBP/USD 1.3183 0.26% 0.0034
GBP/JPY 149.2627 0.83% 1.2251
GBP/CHF 1.2940 0.82% 0.0105
GBP/CAD 1.6469 0.28% 0.0047
EUR/USD 1.1816 -0.26% -0.0031
USD/JPY 113.2315 0.59% 0.6695
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,286.40 0.48% 6.20
Silver 17.08 0.29% 0.05
Brent Crude 58.15 0.47% 0.27
Krugerrand 1,303.60 -0.14% -1.85
Palladium 957.00 -2.15% -21.00
Platinum 922.00 -0.32% -3.00

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