The benchmark FTSE 100 index is currently up 26.30 points to 4,264.10 after UK stocks rose this morn...
The benchmark FTSE 100 index is currently up 26.30 points to 4,264.10 after UK stocks rose this morning paced by Vodafone and Prudential.
Mobile phone company Vodafone rose 2p to 124.5p.
Prudential gained 7p to 462p.
J Sainsbury climbed 10p to 279p as the supermarket chain has begun selling 2,500 houseware and cooking products in a bid to get shoppers to spend more money in its stores.
Manchester has also gained 7p to 175p as the Observer reports that the soccer club may receive three separate takeover offers from foreign investors. However, the company denied the speculations.
PPL Therapeutics jumped 0.38p to 5.5p.
YooMedia rose 3p to 17.5p. The interactive television company is to take its Dateline dating brand onto British Sky Broadcasting Group.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 166.48 points to 10,712.81 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 35.28 points to 10,918.80.
In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index gained 11.79 points to 9,471.55 last week and the S&P 500 index gained 2.21 points to 1,018.63.
Nasdaq's Composite index closed up 8.94 points to 1,855.03.
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