6,117.25
0.09%
17,660.71
0.05%
16,065.93
-0.50%
2,050.63
-0.02%
45.32
1.21%
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 6,117.25 0.09% 5.23
FTSE 250 16,661.70 0.01% 2.26
FTSE All-Share 3,361.04 0.07% 2.35
Euro Stoxx 50 2,940.35 0.05% 1.60
S&P 500 2,050.63 -0.02% -0.49
Dow Jones I.A. 17,660.71 0.05% 9.45
Gold 1,280.25 -0.21% -2.75
Brent Crude 45.32 1.21% 0.54
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 6,117.25 0.09% 5.23
FTSE 250 16,661.70 0.01% 2.26
FTSE All-Share 3,361.04 0.07% 2.35
FTSE Small Cap 4,540.88 -0.02% -0.76
techMARK 100 3,718.02 -0.56% -20.81
FTSE AIM 50 3,921.66 -0.32% -12.65
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 4,319.46 -0.11% -4.77
Xetra DAX 9,851.86 0.24% 23.61
IBEX 35 8,689.40 0.41% 35.10
FTSE MIB Index 17,923.90 -0.07% -11.77
Euro Stoxx 50 2,940.35 0.05% 1.60
SMI 7,752.97 -1.24% -97.71
PSI 20 5,037.03 0.50% 25.30
BEL 20 3,328.01 -0.18% -5.98
AEX 431.24 0.54% 2.32
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
S&P 500 2,050.63 -0.02% -0.49
Dow Jones I.A. 17,660.71 0.05% 9.45
Nasdaq 100 4,309.48 -0.06% -2.53
TSX Composite 13,632.01 0.00% 0.01
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 20,449.82 -0.37% -76.01
Nikkei 225 16,065.93 -0.50% -81.45
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.2704 0.05% 0.0006
GBP/USD 1.4490 0.03% 0.0005
GBP/JPY 155.2604 -0.07% -0.1079
GBP/CHF 1.4028 0.03% 0.0005
GBP/CAD 1.8655 0.11% 0.0020
EUR/USD 1.1405 0.02% 0.0003
USD/JPY 107.1485 -0.11% -0.1215
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,280.25 -0.21% -2.75
Silver 17.38 1.16% 0.20
Cattle 173.96 -0.29% -0.01
Brent Crude 45.32 1.21% 0.54
Pigs 113.79 n/a n/a
Lambs 198.66 5.33% 0.10
Krugerrand 1,273.50 -0.31% -4.00
Palladium 603.00 -2.74% -17.00
Platinum 1,056.00 -2.58% -28.00

London close: FTSE ends flat as traders weigh economic data

The FTSE 100 finished flat on Thursday as traders digested economic data and mixed corporate earnings.

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Investec initiated overage of Greggs with a 'buy' rating ahead of the fast-food group's first-quarter results next Monday.

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Oil sector leads in US corporate layoff announcements in April

US corporates announced 65,141 job-cuts in the month of April according to the results of a widely-followed survey.

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US initial jobless claims rise more than expected

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to the Labor Department.

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BT's newly announced multi-billion-pound investment in the UK's broadband network has received stinging criticism from UK manufacturers and rival Sky over the continued use of legacy copper wire technology and the slow, uncertain pace of improvements to the nation's digital infrastructure.

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Europe close: Stocks get off to weak start in May

A weaker than expected reading on the state of China´s manufacturing sector added to worries about global growth and added to already weak sentiment among analysts heading into what is typically a seasonally weak time of the year for trading in equities, May and summer.

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Ilika launches miniaturised battery for 'internet of things'

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