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Share Prices

Markets

UK markets
UK markets % change Value
Change
+0.74%
7553.22
+55.35
+0.69%
20460.92
+140.57
Europe markets
Europe markets % change Value
Change
+0.58%
555.91
+3.21
+0.56%
5334.76
+29.54
+0.37%
12208.15
+45.14
+0.39%
3372.34
+13.26
+0.48%
9431.60
+44.80
US markets
US markets % change Value
Change
-0.54%
25162.41
-137.51
-1.23%
7774.12
-96.78
-0.76%
2818.37
-21.59
Asia markets
Asia markets % change Value
Change
-0.50%
37663.56
-188.44
-0.82%
27100.06
-223.53
-0.05%
22192.04
-12.18
As of 12:36 16 Aug 2018

Currencies

GBP
% change One £ buys
Change
GBP against Euro
-0.18%
€1.1171
-0.0020
GBP against Yen
+0.14%
¥140.8150
+0.1900
GBP against USD
+0.02%
$1.2701
0.0000
USD
% change One $ buys
Change
USD against Euro
-0.24%
€0.8792
-0.0020
USD against GBP
-0.06%
£0.7871
0.0000
USD against Yen
+0.06%
¥110.8100
+0.0650
Euro
% change One € buys
Change
Euro against GBP
+0.18%
£0.8952
+0.0020
Euro against Yen
+0.31%
¥126.0550
+0.3900
Euro against USD
+0.22%
$1.1370
+0.0030
Yen
% change One ¥ buys
Change
Yen against Euro
-0.31%
€0.0080
0.0000
Yen against GBP
-0.13%
£0.0070
0.0000
Yen against USD
-0.06%
$0.0090
0.0000
As of 12:34 16 Aug 2018

Commodities

Oil
Commodity % change dollars per barrel
Change
Brent Crude Oil Futures
+0.54%
71.14
+0.38
WTI Crude Oil Futures
+0.23%
65.16
+0.15
Gold
Commodity % change dollars per ounce
Change
Gold (Forex Index am fix)
-0.72%
1186.70
-8.60
Gold (Forex Index pm fix)
-1.25%
1182.00
-15.00
Natural Gas
Commodity % change dollars per million BTU
Change
Natural Gas (Henry Hub Futures)
+0.03%
2.94
0.00
As of 12:36 16 Aug 2018

(Close): Shares on Wall Street gave up early gains to finish lower.

The Dow Jones fell 0.5% to close at 16,368. The broader S&P 500 was down 0.6% at 1,909 and the Nasdaq closed 0.5% lower at 4,334.

Shares in 21st Century Fox jumped 4.5% after it reported better than expected results late on Wednesday.

Facebook closed 1% higher. It announced the purchase of internet security firm PrivateCore to help make its networks more secure.

Overall analysts said that the market was pressured by rising tension betweens Russia and the West.

On Thursday Russia announced a ban on food imports from the European Union and US.

"You're getting some good earnings, but it's just not enough to overwhelm the geo-political issues," said Drew Wilson, an equity analyst with Fenimore Asset Management.

Those political concerns helped boost the price of gold by $4.30 to $1,312 an ounce. The benchmark US crude oil contract rose 42 cents to close at $97.34 a barrel.

Bond prices also rose, causing the yield on the 10-year US Treasury note to fall to 2.41% - the lowest level in more than a year.