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Name Price Closing Change Closing Chg.% Time/Date
Gold $1,199.00 3.2500 0.2718% 2014-12-18 19:00:13
Silver $16.08 0.1300 0.8150% 2014-12-18 19:00:13
Cattle £1.85 -0.0431 -2.2801% 2014-12-18 12:57:48
Pigs £1.44 0.0000 0.0000% 2014-12-17 12:53:00
Lamb £1.80 0.0254 1.4286% 2014-12-18 12:57:57
Brent Crude $61.81 1.9000 3.1714% 2014-12-18 19:00:14
Krugerrand $1,205.50 2.0000 0.1662% 2014-12-18 19:00:14
Palladium $791.00 4.0000 0.5083% 2014-12-18 19:00:14
Platinum $1,205.00 3.0000 0.2496% 2014-12-18 19:00:14
Philadelphia manufacturing growth cools down in December

Philadelphia manufacturing growth cools down in December

Manufacturing sector activity in the mid-Atlantic region slowed considerably in December as growth pulled back from a 21-year high the previous month. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia“s monthl... [more]

US service-sector growth unexpectedly slows in December

US service-sector growth unexpectedly slows in December

The US services sector continued to grow in December but at a much slower pace, Markit revealed on Thursday. The US services purchasing managers' index (PMI) reading came in at 53.6 this month, a decr... [more]

US initial jobless claims come in less than forecast at 289,000

US initial jobless claims come in less than forecast at 289,000

US jobless claims decreased by 6,000 to 289,000 in the week ended 13 December, the fewest since early November, the Labor Department said. Analysts had been expecting 295,000 claims. Jobless claims ha... [more]

North Sea oil industry 'on the brink of collapse' - oil boss

North Sea oil industry "on the brink of collapse" - oil boss

The fall in oil prices has pushed the UK's oil industry into a state of crisis, according to a senior industry leader. Oil companies are cutting staff and investment in a bid to save money, after it w... [more]

Iranian minister blames drop in oil price on OPEC 'political conspiracy'

Iranian minister blames drop in oil price on OPEC "political conspiracy"

Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh has blamed the drop in oil prices on a "political conspiracy", hinting that the Islamic Republic may keep up pressure on the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Coun... [more]

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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Old Mutual 189.90 5.68 17:00
SABMiller 3,374.50 5.59 17:11
Aberdeen Asset Management 431.40 5.58 17:00
IMI 1,237.00 5.37 16:47
ARM Holdings 975.50 4.89 16:47

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,221.00 -1.61 16:43
Glencore 290.00 -0.84 17:12
United Utilities Group 914.50 -0.38 17:11
BT Group 399.90 -0.25 17:11
TUI AG Reg Shs (Prior To 01/10/14) (DI) 1,127.00 -0.00 17:11