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Britain's top share index fell with energy shares lower after resultsfrom Royal Dutch Shell disappointed investors and dented sectorsentiment. The
was down 16.73 points, or 0.28 percent,at 5,983.34
The yield on
hit a fresh eight-month high after asolid auction of 2040 gilts and a stronger-than-expected PMIsurvey of Britain's dominant services sector. At 1439 GMT, the 10-year yield hit 3.799 percent
pared gains versus the dollar in a move driven largely bya sharp drop in the euro after European Central Bank PresidentJean-Claude Trichet dampened expectations for a rate hike in theeuro zone. Sterling traded down around 0.3 percent at $1.6140 inafternoon dealing after rising as high as $1.6279 on the UK PMIdata.
was bid at $1,328.70 an ounce at 1532 GMT, against$1,336.00 late in New York on Wednesday, having earlier touched$1,337.40. U.S. gold futures for April delivery fell $2.90 to$1,329.20.
for March rose as much as $1.03 to $103.37 abarrel, the highest intraday price since September 2008, and wasup 88 cents at $103.22 at 0419 GMT.
MARKETS AT A GLANCESTOCK INDICESCURRENCIESFUTURES
INDEX LAST PRIOR
Euro (EUR/USD)1.36471.381UK Pound (GBP/USD)1.61571.6189Japanese Yen (USD/JPY)81.4981.55
All prices are at 11:52 AM EST
Crude Oil90.75 -0.11Natural Gas (Mar)4.349 -0.08Gold, (Feb)1335.9 3.8Copper (Mar)453.75 -0.65
All prices are at 11:41 AM EST
07 February 2011
INDEX LAST CHNG % CHNG
FTSE 100* 5983.34-16.73 -0.28FTSE 250* 11575.83-30.83 -0.27FTSE techMARK 100* 2164.59-6.42 -0.30DAX* 7193.6810.01 0.14CAC 40* 4036.59-29.94 -0.74Stoxx Europe 600 284.56-0.03 -0.01* CLOSING VALUES
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Stock recommendations and price targets from topbrokerage firms
Analysis and views on U.K.
Economic Indicator Watch
Important Events Scheduled on 08 February
Economic Events & Indicators
UK finance minister
takes questions inparliament
RICS Housing Market
first half yearly results
Low & Bonar, Beazley, Patsystems
Q4 and full year results
Domestic and export orders drive
Retail sales up in Jan despite worries:
interim results hit records
FY profits surge, sees 70 pct jump in production
St. Modwen Properties
returns to profitability
Another disappointment for
Q4 income jumps 18%