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UK markets
UK markets % change Value
Change
+0.49%
7367.32
+36.20
+0.25%
20551.26
+50.81
Europe markets
Europe markets % change Value
Change
+0.81%
547.45
+4.38
+1.07%
5451.59
+57.85
+0.88%
12326.48
+107.46
+1.03%
3403.12
+34.56
+1.03%
9583.70
+97.40
US markets
US markets % change Value
Change
+0.95%
26656.98
+251.22
+0.98%
8028.23
+78.19
+0.78%
2930.75
+22.80
Asia markets
Asia markets % change Value
Change
-0.45%
37121.22
-169.45
0.00%
27477.67
0.00
+0.63%
23824.63
+149.70
As of 01:11 21 Sep 2018

Currencies

GBP
% change One £ buys
Change
GBP against Euro
0.00%
€1.1266
0.0000
GBP against Yen
+0.05%
¥149.3450
+0.0700
GBP against USD
+0.03%
$1.3274
0.0000
USD
% change One $ buys
Change
USD against Euro
-0.05%
€0.8486
0.0000
USD against GBP
-0.05%
£0.7533
0.0000
USD against Yen
0.00%
¥112.4950
+0.0050
Euro
% change One € buys
Change
Euro against GBP
+0.02%
£0.8878
0.0000
Euro against Yen
+0.09%
¥132.6250
+0.1200
Euro against USD
+0.04%
$1.1782
+0.0010
Yen
% change One ¥ buys
Change
Yen against Euro
-0.05%
€0.0080
0.0000
Yen against GBP
-0.05%
£0.0070
0.0000
Yen against USD
-0.00%
$0.0090
0.0000
As of 01:11 21 Sep 2018

Commodities

Oil
Commodity % change dollars per barrel
Change
Brent Crude Oil Futures
-0.01%
78.69
-0.01
WTI Crude Oil Futures
-0.13%
70.23
-0.09
Gold
Commodity % change dollars per ounce
Change
Gold (Forex Index am fix)
0.00%
1203.00
0.00
Gold (Forex Index pm fix)
+0.26%
1203.30
+3.10
Natural Gas
Commodity % change dollars per million BTU
Change
Natural Gas (Henry Hub Futures)
+1.65%
2.96
+0.05
As of 01:09 21 Sep 2018

Asian shares slipped lower as the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged, a month after it announced a surprise easing.

News of a snap election and the delay of a sales tax increase in Japan had little impact on the markets.

As widely expected, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an early election, two years ahead of schedule, after the markets closed on Tuesday.

The Nikkei 225 closed 0.3% lower at 17,288.75.

The dollar rose to another seven-year high of 117.40 yen, up from 116.83 yen in New York trade.

Shares in auto parts maker Takata fell 7.4% to a five and a half year low after US regulators called for the recall of its air bags to be expanded to across the whole of the country.

In Greater China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index ended the day down 0.66% at 23,373.31 points. While Shanghai's Composite index closed down 0.22% at 2,450.99 points.

Wednesday marks the third day a landmark scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai markets has been in operation, however, investors on the mainland have remained cautious about using it so far.

The much anticipated link is the latest step in China's efforts to open up its markets - but analysts say their expectations for its immediate success may have been too high.

Heavy metal

In Australia, shares ended lower, marking three consecutive days of declines.

The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.6% to 5,368.8 with the benchmark now 1.5% lower for the week.

Shares of Australia's third-largest iron ore miner Fortescue Metals fell by more than 7% to five-year lows as iron ore prices continued to slump as a result of oversupply and slowing Chinese demand.

South Korea's share index traded flat at 1,966.87 after ending a three-day losing streak on Tuesday.

Economic data showed that in October producer prices fell for a third consecutive month. The producer price index fell 0.7% from a year earlier- the biggest annual decline since February's 0.9% fall.

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