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Share Prices

Markets

UK markets
UK markets % change Value
Change
-0.34%
7565.70
-25.56
+0.54%
20642.86
+111.71
Europe markets
Europe markets % change Value
Change
+0.21%
557.20
+1.15
+0.54%
5408.60
+28.95
+0.43%
12384.49
+53.19
+0.53%
3411.66
+17.99
+0.85%
9549.00
+80.40
US markets
US markets % change Value
Change
+0.42%
25868.03
+109.34
+0.82%
7885.38
+64.38
+0.48%
2870.76
+13.71
Asia markets
Asia markets % change Value
Change
+0.02%
38284.98
+7.00
+0.56%
27752.79
+154.77
+0.09%
22219.73
+20.73
As of 16:25 21 Aug 2018

Currencies

GBP
% change One £ buys
Change
GBP against Euro
+0.06%
€1.1149
+0.0010
GBP against Yen
+0.87%
¥142.0650
+1.2300
GBP against USD
+0.48%
$1.2859
+0.0060
USD
% change One $ buys
Change
USD against Euro
-0.39%
€0.8673
-0.0030
USD against GBP
-0.45%
£0.7779
-0.0040
USD against Yen
+0.41%
¥110.5200
+0.4500
Euro
% change One € buys
Change
Euro against GBP
-0.07%
£0.8969
-0.0010
Euro against Yen
+0.81%
¥127.4250
+1.0300
Euro against USD
+0.45%
$1.1535
+0.0050
Yen
% change One ¥ buys
Change
Yen against Euro
-0.81%
€0.0080
0.0000
Yen against GBP
-0.87%
£0.0070
0.0000
Yen against USD
-0.41%
$0.0090
0.0000
As of 16:26 21 Aug 2018

Commodities

Oil
Commodity % change dollars per barrel
Change
Brent Crude Oil Futures
+0.68%
72.70
+0.49
WTI Crude Oil Futures
+1.05%
66.11
+0.69
Gold
Commodity % change dollars per ounce
Change
Gold (Forex Index am fix)
+1.02%
1188.75
+12.05
Gold (Forex Index pm fix)
+0.50%
1184.35
+5.95
Natural Gas
Commodity % change dollars per million BTU
Change
Natural Gas (Henry Hub Futures)
+0.99%
2.97
+0.03
As of 16:26 21 Aug 2018

(Close): UK stocks fell on Wednesday, falling in the afternoon as Wall street opened sharply lower.

The FTSE 100 closed down 66.56 points, or 0.99%, to 6,639.71.

The biggest faller was the stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown. Shares fell 4% after an investment bank downgraded its rating on the firm.

A surge in the value of the dollar hit commodity-related stocks. Among the mining firms Fresnillo fell 3.5% and Anglo American was down 3.7%.

The dollar has strengthened as markets bet that the recovery in the US will see interest rates rise next year.

Meanwhile, the anaemic growth seen in the eurozone means the European Central Bank is likely to have to continue supporting the currency bloc for some time to come.

The euro fell to $1.27440, and the dollar hit four-year high against a basket of currencies. The pound fell 0.22% against the dollar to $1.6303

Among commodities, Brent crude oil fell 10 cents to $96.85 a barrel while US crude dipped 5 cents to $92.75.

On the London stock market, shares in Direct Line Insurance rose 0.47% after it announced the sale of its international division.

Spanish insurance company Mapfre has bought Direct Line's Italian and German businesses for 550m euros (£430.5m).

In the FTSE 250, pub group Mitchells & Butlers sank 7.9% after it said trading conditions last month had been "difficult".

The company said "consumers remained cautious about spending and rainfall was significantly higher than last year".

Like-for-like sales at M&B were up 0.1% in the nine weeks to 20 September.