Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,318.88 -0.07% -5.10
FTSE 250 19,646.90 0.10% 20.44
FTSE All-Share 4,017.49 -0.03% -1.17
Euro Stoxx 50 3,423.53 -0.65% -22.50
Bats UK 100 12,432.27 -0.17% -20.92
Bats UK 250 17,829.60 0.02% 3.57
S&P 500 2,428.37 -0.07% -1.64
Brent Crude 52.86 4.06% 2.06
Dow Jones I.A. 21,703.75 0.13% 29.24
Gold 1,292.90 -0.22% -2.90
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Bats UK 100 12,432.27 -0.17% -20.92
Bats UK 250 17,829.60 0.02% 3.57
Bats UK 350 13,100.39 -0.14% -18.22
Bats UK All Companies 12,987.91 -0.14% -18.15
Bats FR 40 14,205.70 -0.70% -99.89
Bats DE 30 13,863.76 -0.98% -137.07
Bats UK Small Companies 12,133.98 -0.20% -24.44
Bats IT 40 10,878.60 -0.19% -20.92
Bats UK Alternative 100 13,470.99 0.22% 30.20
Bats CH 20 13,599.18 0.14% 19.21
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,318.88 -0.07% -5.10
FTSE 250 19,646.90 0.10% 20.44
FTSE All-Share 4,017.49 -0.03% -1.17
FTSE Small Cap 5,666.98 0.25% 14.32
techMARK 100 4,348.79 -0.40% -17.59
FTSE AIM 50 5,768.00 0.43% 24.67
Bats UK 100 12,432.27 -0.17% -20.92
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 5,087.59 -0.52% -26.56
Xetra DAX 12,065.99 -0.82% -99.20
IBEX 35 10,360.20 -0.25% -25.50
FTSE MIB Index 21,752.80 -0.28% -62.16
SMI 8,883.78 0.11% 9.43
Euro Stoxx 50 3,423.53 -0.65% -22.50
PSI 20 5,166.77 -0.37% -19.33
BEL 20 3,902.17 -0.58% -22.61
AEX 516.71 -0.56% -2.93
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
S&P 500 2,428.37 -0.07% -1.64
Dow Jones I.A. 21,703.75 0.13% 29.24
Nasdaq 100 5,786.54 -0.08% -4.37
TSX Composite 14,951.88 -0.00% -0.45
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 27,154.68 0.40% 107.11
Nikkei 225 19,405.09 0.06% 11.96
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.0920 0.03% 0.0003
GBP/USD 1.2909 0.09% 0.0011
GBP/JPY 140.9644 0.36% 0.4987
GBP/CHF 1.2420 0.10% 0.0012
GBP/CAD 1.6205 0.05% 0.0007
EUR/USD 1.1819 0.03% 0.0004
USD/JPY 109.2035 0.22% 0.2445
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,292.90 -0.22% -2.90
Silver 17.02 -0.76% -0.13
Brent Crude 52.86 4.06% 2.06
Krugerrand 1,307.00 -0.23% -3.05
Palladium 928.00 1.09% 10.00
Platinum 983.00 0.92% 9.00

Market overview: Sterling battling but Berenberg hikes Brexit risk

1147: Economists at Berenberg have raised their risk of a Brexit from 30% to 40% after a slew of opinion polls suggested the balance of voters who want to stay in the EU versus those who want to leave the union has tipped even further in favour of 'Leave'. The German bank's poll tracker for the UK’s EU referendum currently indicates a three point lead for Leave as both the online polls and the telephone polls have now shifted towards a Brexit indication. They note that sterling volatility is currently 30% above its highest point during the 2008/09 financial crisis. Sterling is up from its day's low against the dollar to 1.4168, still a fall of 0.7% on the day.

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