Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,448.12 -0.65% -48.39
FTSE 250 20,006.27 -0.27% -55.13
FTSE All-Share 4,088.58 -0.57% -23.38
Euro Stoxx 50 3,556.22 -0.71% -25.53
Bats UK 100 12,672.22 -0.56% -71.51
Bats UK 250 18,204.17 -0.21% -37.72
S&P 500 2,654.18 -0.37% -9.93
Brent Crude 62.44 -1.42% -0.90
Dow Jones I.A. 24,529.79 -0.23% -55.64
Gold 1,251.00 0.67% 8.35
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Bats UK 100 12,672.22 -0.56% -71.51
Bats UK 250 18,204.17 -0.21% -37.72
Bats UK 350 13,356.57 -0.51% -67.98
Bats FR 40 15,043.70 -0.59% -89.44
Bats UK All Companies 13,242.18 -0.50% -66.72
Bats DE 30 15,177.20 -0.27% -41.75
Bats UK Small Companies 12,394.94 0.00% 0.14
Bats IT 40 11,003.70 -0.89% -98.81
Bats UK Alternative 100 13,642.12 -0.12% -16.35
Bats CH 20 14,394.57 -0.19% -28.06
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 7,448.12 -0.65% -48.39
FTSE 250 20,006.27 -0.27% -55.13
FTSE All-Share 4,088.58 -0.57% -23.38
FTSE Small Cap 5,758.94 -0.21% -12.04
techMARK 100 4,572.35 -0.25% -11.39
FTSE AIM 50 5,807.21 -0.59% -34.54
Bats UK 100 12,672.22 -0.56% -71.51
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 5,357.14 -0.78% -42.31
Xetra DAX 13,068.08 -0.44% -57.56
IBEX 35 10,176.50 -0.82% -84.00
FTSE MIB Index 22,191.74 -0.93% -208.45
SMI 9,383.02 -0.12% -11.53
Euro Stoxx 50 3,556.22 -0.71% -25.53
PSI 20 5,356.12 -0.51% -27.57
BEL 20 3,985.22 -0.42% -16.99
AEX 547.47 -0.56% -3.09
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
S&P 500 2,654.18 -0.37% -9.93
Dow Jones I.A. 24,529.79 -0.23% -55.64
Nasdaq 100 6,389.98 -0.07% -4.69
TSX Composite 16,023.77 -0.70% -112.82
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 29,166.38 -0.19% -55.72
Nikkei 225 22,694.45 -0.28% -6,362.03
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.1392 0.42% 0.0048
GBP/USD 1.3440 0.20% 0.0027
GBP/JPY 150.6678 -0.31% -0.4710
GBP/CHF 1.3264 0.24% 0.0032
GBP/CAD 1.7125 -0.41% -0.0070
EUR/USD 1.1798 -0.22% -0.0026
USD/JPY 112.1055 -0.50% -0.5655
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,251.00 0.67% 8.35
Silver 16.01 1.94% 0.30
Brent Crude 62.44 -1.42% -0.90
Krugerrand 1,277.70 0.79% 10.05
Palladium 1,005.00 -0.10% -1.00
Platinum 877.00 -1.68% -15.00

BoE expects gradual and limited policy tightening over medium-term

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US retail sales rise 0.8% in November, comfortably beating forecasts

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Sports Direct first-half profits slump 67%

Despite claims by chief executive Mike Ashley that Sports Direct's elevation strategy is delivering a "spectacular trading performance", shares in the retailer slumped on Thursday as investors reacted to a 67% drop in pre-tax profit.

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Ocado reported slightly slower sales growth in the fourth quarter as a lack of delivery drivers put the brakes on capacity, though previous falls in the online grocer's average basket size were arrested.

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London stocks finished lower on Thursday as the Bank of England stood pat on monetary policy, as widely expected, but amid dovishness across the Pond and on the other side of the Channel which resulted in a stronger Sterling.

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