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Market Data

Share Prices

Markets

UK markets
UK markets % change Value
Change
-1.14%
7525.07
-86.57
-0.74%
20358.34
-151.42
Europe markets
Europe markets % change Value
Change
-0.96%
556.07
-5.41
-1.17%
5340.41
-63.00
-0.99%
12236.61
-122.26
-1.02%
3374.61
-34.83
-1.46%
9368.20
-138.80
US markets
US markets % change Value
Change
0.00%
25299.92
0.00
0.00%
7870.89
0.00
0.00%
2839.96
0.00
Asia markets
Asia markets % change Value
Change
+0.55%
37852.00
+207.10
-1.55%
27323.59
-429.34
-0.68%
22204.22
-151.86
As of 12:50 15 Aug 2018

Currencies

GBP
% change One £ buys
Change
GBP against Euro
+0.04%
€1.1215
0.0000
GBP against Yen
-0.30%
¥140.9250
-0.4300
GBP against USD
-0.17%
$1.2699
-0.0020
USD
% change One $ buys
Change
USD against Euro
+0.20%
€0.8834
+0.0020
USD against GBP
+0.18%
£0.7877
+0.0010
USD against Yen
-0.17%
¥110.9650
-0.1850
Euro
% change One € buys
Change
Euro against GBP
-0.02%
£0.8917
0.0000
Euro against Yen
-0.33%
¥125.6550
-0.4200
Euro against USD
-0.18%
$1.1324
-0.0020
Yen
% change One ¥ buys
Change
Yen against Euro
+0.33%
€0.0080
0.0000
Yen against GBP
+0.31%
£0.0070
0.0000
Yen against USD
+0.17%
$0.0090
0.0000
As of 12:49 15 Aug 2018

Commodities

Oil
Commodity % change dollars per barrel
Change
Brent Crude Oil Futures
-0.77%
71.90
-0.56
WTI Crude Oil Futures
-1.01%
66.36
-0.68
Gold
Commodity % change dollars per ounce
Change
Gold (Forex Index am fix)
-0.76%
1195.30
-9.10
Gold (Forex Index pm fix)
-0.28%
1197.00
-3.35
Natural Gas
Commodity % change dollars per million BTU
Change
Natural Gas (Henry Hub Futures)
-0.83%
2.93
-0.02
As of 12:51 15 Aug 2018
Japanese shares Image copyright AFP

Most Asian markets fell on Tuesday, tracking Monday's losses on Wall Street ahead of a wave of first quarter results from US companies.

Investors are worried about how a strengthening dollar and falling oil prices have affected profits.

Japan's Nikkei 225 recovered earlier losses to close flat at 19,908.68.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index - which has risen by almost 15% in the previous eight sessions - fell 1.6% to 27,561.49.

However, on the mainland, the Shanghai Composite index closed up 0.3% at 4,135.56.

In Sydney, shares were lower, weighed down by the resources sector. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 0.3% at 5,942.8.

However, shares in Fortescue Metals were up 3.6%. The world's fourth-largest iron ore producer said it was changing its roster to get more work out of its miners, as it attempts to cut costs in a climate of falling commodity prices.

Bucking the regional trend, South Korean shares ended higher. The Kospi index rose 0.6% to 2,111.72, marking its highest close since August 2011.

The benchmark index was boosted by capital inflows and expectations that China, South Korea's biggest trading partner, would take steps to boost its economy.