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FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
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7,993.84+70.04 (+0.88%)
At close: 04:27PM BST
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Previous close7,923.80
Open7,923.80
Volume0
Day's range7,923.80 - 8,044.98
52-week range7,215.80 - 8,044.98
Avg. volume1,100,687,727
  • Reuters

    Analysis-Possible BP bid highlights 'London for sale' scenario

    The emergence of a possible bid for BP by the United Arab Emirates' state-owned oil group has thrown a spotlight on the vulnerability of the Britain's largest companies to takeover and the threat to London as a global capital markets hub. New York's larger investor base and easier access to capital compared with London are reflected in higher valuations, which have encouraged several UK-based companies to list there, including chip maker Arm. "London is a market for sale," Charles Hall, Head of Research at brokerage Peel Hunt told Reuters.

  • Yahoo Finance UK

    Trending tickers: BP, Gold, Samsung, Apple

    The latest investor updates on stocks that are trending on Friday.

  • Reuters

    GLOBAL MARKETS-European stocks gain, dollar strong as traders cut Fed easing bets

    European stocks were on track to race ahead of Wall Street on Friday, with exporter shares in high demand as the continent's major currencies dropped against a dollar standing tall on bets the U.S. Federal Reserve would keep interest rates high. Europe's broad Stoxx share index, rose 1.1% on Friday morning as a weak euro flattered the domestic value of exporters' dollar earnings. Money-market pricing implied investors expect the Fed to reduce its main funds rate by about 45 bps this year.