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FTSE 100 falls after weak Asian data



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Market Data

Share Prices

Markets

UK markets
UK markets % change Value
Change
-0.03%
7300.23
-1.87
+0.41%
20458.27
+83.88
Europe markets
Europe markets % change Value
Change
+0.41%
543.06
+2.21
+0.28%
5363.79
+14.92
+0.51%
12157.67
+61.26
+0.37%
3358.46
+12.35
+0.46%
9447.50
+42.90
US markets
US markets % change Value
Change
+0.71%
26246.96
+184.84
+0.76%
7956.11
+60.32
+0.54%
2904.31
+15.51
Asia markets
Asia markets % change Value
Change
-0.78%
37290.67
-294.84
0.00%
27084.66
0.00
+1.43%
23754.34
+333.80
As of 01:17 19 Sep 2018

Currencies

GBP
% change One £ buys
Change
GBP against Euro
+0.02%
€1.1270
0.0000
GBP against Yen
-0.05%
¥147.6650
-0.0800
GBP against USD
+0.03%
$1.3152
0.0000
USD
% change One $ buys
Change
USD against Euro
0.00%
€0.8569
0.0000
USD against GBP
-0.02%
£0.7604
0.0000
USD against Yen
-0.05%
¥112.3100
-0.0550
Euro
% change One € buys
Change
Euro against GBP
-0.02%
£0.8873
0.0000
Euro against Yen
-0.07%
¥131.0250
-0.0900
Euro against USD
0.00%
$1.1668
0.0000
Yen
% change One ¥ buys
Change
Yen against Euro
+0.07%
€0.0080
0.0000
Yen against GBP
+0.05%
£0.0070
0.0000
Yen against USD
+0.05%
$0.0090
0.0000
As of 01:18 19 Sep 2018

Commodities

Oil
Commodity % change dollars per barrel
Change
Brent Crude Oil Futures
-0.27%
78.82
-0.21
WTI Crude Oil Futures
-0.21%
69.70
-0.15
Gold
Commodity % change dollars per ounce
Change
Gold (Forex Index am fix)
0.00%
1196.80
0.00
Gold (Forex Index pm fix)
-0.00%
1201.90
-0.05
Natural Gas
Commodity % change dollars per million BTU
Change
Natural Gas (Henry Hub Futures)
+4.03%
2.93
+0.11
As of 01:15 19 Sep 2018

(Close): The market fell as investors reacted to disappointing figures from Asia, while M&S shares were hit by news of online delivery delays.

The FTSE 100 index closed down 70.69 points at 6,672.15.

Investor confidence was rattled by weak Chinese trade figures and data showing Japan's economy contracted by more than previously estimated.

Marks and Spencer fell 2.7% after it emerged its online orders have been delayed in the run-up to Christmas.

Sainsbury's shares jumped at first after a report that an investment fund was in talks about taking a stake in the firm.

The Sunday Telegraph said the Crystal Amber fund was talking to several overseas investors about buying shares in the supermarket, and the move was part of a plan that could lead to a takeover bid being made.

Shares in Sainsbury's rose 1.8% in early trade. but by the end of the day they were 1.1% lower.

Shares in Intercontinental Hotels fell 1.5%. The firm said it had agreed to sell its Paris-Le Grand hotel for €330m (£260m).

Esure Group's shares dropped 3.6% after the company said it had agreed to buy the 50% of price comparison website GoCompare it does not already own for £95m.

On the currency markets, the pound rose 0.33% against the dollar to $1.5635 and climbed 0.2% against the euro to €1.2712.