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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 08:26 19 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 08:26 19 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 08:26 19 Aug 2018

(Close): The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit fresh highs on further momentum from Wednesday's Federal Reserve interest rate update and enthusiasm ahead of Alibaba's flotation.

The Dow Jones climbed 109 points, or 0.6%, to 17,265, while the S&P 500 rose 9 points, or 0.5%, to 2,011.47.

The Nasdaq rose 31 points, or 0.7%, to 4,593.

Apple rose 1% after the firm's iPhone 6 received regulatory approval in China for use on domestic frequencies.

But the device still requires one more critical licence before it may be sold in the country, official news agency Xinhua reported.

Wall Street was bolstered by signals from the Fed that it was likely to keep interest rates at near zero well into 2015.

But there was also anticipation ahead of Alibaba's mammoth initial public offering (IPO), with shares due to begin trading on Friday.

The Alibaba IPO "feels as though it's going to be a success," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities.

Banking stocks were big gainers, with JPMorgan Chase up 1.7%, Bank of America up 1.6%, and Citigroup 2.4% ahead.

Drugstore chain Rite Aid plummeted 18.5% as it lowered its fiscal 2015 profit forecast due in part to reduced sales as new generic drugs replace medications with patent exclusivity.