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Share Prices

Markets

UK markets
UK markets % change Value
Change
+0.03%
7558.59
+2.21
-0.09%
20444.36
-17.90
Europe markets
Europe markets % change Value
Change
-0.62%
552.95
-3.43
-0.08%
5344.93
-4.09
-0.22%
12210.55
-26.62
-0.14%
3372.94
-4.62
-0.11%
9417.30
-10.10
US markets
US markets % change Value
Change
+0.43%
25669.32
+110.59
+0.13%
7816.33
+9.81
+0.33%
2850.13
+9.44
Asia markets
Asia markets % change Value
Change
+0.75%
37947.88
+284.32
+0.42%
27213.41
+113.35
+0.35%
22270.38
+78.34
As of 12:38 18 Aug 2018

Currencies

GBP
% change One £ buys
Change
GBP against Euro
+0.01%
€1.1146
0.0000
GBP against Yen
-0.04%
¥140.8850
-0.0500
GBP against USD
-0.01%
$1.2750
0.0000
USD
% change One $ buys
Change
USD against Euro
+0.03%
€0.8742
0.0000
USD against GBP
+0.02%
£0.7843
0.0000
USD against Yen
0.00%
¥110.5050
0.0000
Euro
% change One € buys
Change
Euro against GBP
-0.01%
£0.8972
0.0000
Euro against Yen
-0.04%
¥126.4050
-0.0500
Euro against USD
0.00%
$1.1439
0.0000
Yen
% change One ¥ buys
Change
Yen against Euro
+0.04%
€0.0080
0.0000
Yen against GBP
+0.04%
£0.0070
0.0000
Yen against USD
0.00%
$0.0090
0.0000
As of 12:38 18 Aug 2018

Commodities

Oil
Commodity % change dollars per barrel
Change
Brent Crude Oil Futures
+0.56%
71.83
+0.40
WTI Crude Oil Futures
+0.69%
65.91
+0.45
Gold
Commodity % change dollars per ounce
Change
Gold (Forex Index am fix)
-0.25%
1176.70
-2.95
Gold (Forex Index pm fix)
-0.17%
1178.40
-2.00
Natural Gas
Commodity % change dollars per million BTU
Change
Natural Gas (Henry Hub Futures)
+1.31%
2.95
+0.04
As of 12:38 18 Aug 2018

(Close): US shares closed at fresh record highs, helped by strong data on the manufacturing sector.

The Dow Jones rose 26 points to close at 16,743, its second consecutive record close.

The broader S&P 500 added just a point, but that was enough to secure its third consecutive record session.

US factories remained busy in May, according to the manufacturing activity index compiled by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

The ISM had to correct its original release which showed slowing activity, but had been calculated incorrectly.

"The market has lately been focused more on the weak economic news and the bond market, but we saw a reversal of that today with the revised (ISM) numbers," said Rick Meckler, president of hedge fund LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey.

"But it's hard to move the market higher, considering we are fairly fully valued at this point," he said.

The technology focused Nasdaq fell 10 points to close at 4,237.

Hostile bid

Shares in Botox-maker Allergan soared 9% after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it would go hostile with its bid for the company.

Activist investor, Bill Ackman, who is partnering with Valeant in the bid, said he would move to replace almost the entire board of Allergan.

Equipment maker Caterpillar was the biggest winner among the Dow Industrials, rising 1.5%.

Technology giant Intel also had a strong session, adding 1.1%.

On the Nasdaq, Broadcom shares rose over 10% after the firm said it would look for a buyer for its division that makes chips used in mobile devices.