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Markets

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
+0.26%
27477.67
+70.30
0.00%
23674.93
0.00
As of 00:04 21 Sep 2018

Currencies

GBP
% change One £ buys
Change
GBP against Euro
+0.04%
€1.1270
0.0000
GBP against Yen
-0.01%
¥149.2650
-0.0100
GBP against USD
+0.01%
$1.3271
0.0000
USD
% change One $ buys
Change
USD against Euro
+0.02%
€0.8492
0.0000
USD against GBP
-0.02%
£0.7535
0.0000
USD against Yen
-0.03%
¥112.4600
-0.0300
Euro
% change One € buys
Change
Euro against GBP
-0.03%
£0.8873
0.0000
Euro against Yen
-0.05%
¥132.4450
-0.0600
Euro against USD
-0.02%
$1.1775
0.0000
Yen
% change One ¥ buys
Change
Yen against Euro
+0.05%
€0.0080
0.0000
Yen against GBP
+0.01%
£0.0070
0.0000
Yen against USD
+0.03%
$0.0090
0.0000
As of 00:04 21 Sep 2018

Commodities

Oil
Commodity % change dollars per barrel
Change
Brent Crude Oil Futures
0.00%
78.70
0.00
WTI Crude Oil Futures
0.00%
70.32
0.00
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)
+1.77%
2.96
+0.05
As of 00:07 21 Sep 2018

(Close): Shares on London's main index closed lower for a third consecutive day on Tuesday as concerns about a sliding oil price and the eurozone crisis continued.

The FTSE 100 ended the day down 0.79%, or 50.65 points, at 6366.51.

Shares in the construction equipment group Ashtead Group were the biggest fallers by a long margin, sliding more than 6%.

That follows a broker downgrade for its US rival United Rentals overnight.

United Rentals also saw its stock fall sharply.

The price of oil sank to a fresh five-and-a-half year low, sending oil stocks lower again. The price of Brent crude fell 3.8% to $51.11.

"With the new year has come the same old problems for global financial markets, with the supply glut and weaker demand for oil causing tumbling prices," said James Hughes, chief market analyst at Alpari UK.

"Europe is the other major talking point in global markets yet again this week and it feels like we have moved full circle on the eurozone crisis as markets are yet again dominated by a potential exit from the euro area by Greece," he continued.

On the currency markets, the pound fell 0.44% against the dollar to $1.5183, extending its losses after an economic survey showed that growth in the UK services sector lost momentum at the end of last year.

Against the euro the pound fell 0.47%, with £1 buying €1.2717.