Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
FTSE 100 6,948.99 -1.18 -82.73 26 May
FTSE 250 18,098.81 -0.52 -93.88 26 May
FTSE All-Share 3,779.30 -1.04 -39.54 26 May
Euro Stoxx 50 3,619.30 -1.63 -59.84 26 May
S&P 500 2,104.20 -1.03 -21.86 01:32
Dow Jones I.A. 18,041.54 -1.04 -190.48 26 May
Nikkei 225 20,445.35 0.04 7.87 06:35
Gold 1,185.40 -1.55 -18.70 26 May
Brent Crude 64.34 -2.00 -1.31 26 May
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
CAC 40 5,083.54 -0.66 -33.63 26 May
Xetra DAX 11,625.13 -1.61 -189.88 26 May
IBEX 35 11,240.30 -0.72 -82.00 26 May
FTSE MIB Index 23,326.95 0.18 41.84 26 May
SMI 9,272.68 -0.86 -80.62 26 May
Euro Stoxx 50 3,619.30 -1.63 -59.84 26 May
PSI 20 5,871.82 -1.97 -117.99 26 May
BEL 20 3,714.72 -0.84 -31.58 26 May
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
S&P 500 2,104.20 -1.03 -21.86 01:32
Dow Jones I.A. 18,041.54 -1.04 -190.48 26 May
Nasdaq 100 4,472.96 -1.20 -54.20 26 May
TSX Composite 15,050.81 -0.90 -136.59 26 May
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
Hang Seng 28,035.96 -0.76 -213.90 06:35
Straits Times 3,417.72 -1.22 -42.26 06:35
Nikkei 225 20,445.35 0.04 7.87 06:35
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
GBP/EUR 1.4134 -0.09 -0.0013 07:37
GBP/USD 1.5424 0.26 0.0040 07:37
GBP/JPY 189.5625 0.12 0.2239 07:38
GBP/CHF 1.4650 -0.13 -0.0019 07:37
GBP/CAD 1.9144 0.07 0.0013 07:38
EUR/USD 1.0913 0.35 0.0038 07:38
USD/JPY 122.9060 -0.13 -0.1540 07:38
Name Price Chg.% Chg. Hour
Gold 1,185.40 -1.55 -18.70 26 May
Silver 16.79 -2.67 -0.46 26 May
Cattle 182.15 28.62 0.41 26 May
Brent Crude 64.34 -2.00 -1.31 26 May

US close: Dow plunges 190 points as dollar rallies and oil prices tumble

US stocks plunged on Tuesday as the dollar continued to surge ahead, while oil prices tumbled.

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Federal Reserve could slow rate hikes if global economy is weak

The Fed might slow the pace at which it hikes rates if global economic growth stalls, a senior official said.

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FTSE 100 movers: Banks and miners weaker, property stocks extend gains

Stocks were hit by Greek uncertainty, stateside interest rate speculation and weakness among miners and financials.

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FTSE 250 movers: Micro Focus surges on revenue guidance, oil stocks lower

Weakness in industrial metals and pharmaceuticals outweighed solid performances from engineering and transport stocks.

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Retail sales volumes jump and expectations rise to 27-year high, says CBI

The Confederation for British Industry says retail sales volumes jumped 1.2% month-on-month in April.

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