The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 9.60 points to 4,270.50 after UK stocks rose this morning pac...
The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 9.60 points to 4,270.50 after UK stocks rose this morning paced by Tesco.
Tesco rose 10p to 238.5p after it said first-half profit advanced 16% as the supermarket sold more non-food products in its stores.
Axon Group gained 7p to 134.5p. The computer consultant announced that first-half profit rose 78% as it signed up more clients.
British Sky Broadcasting Group shed 7.5p to 629p after several newspapers reported that the company's chief executive officer Tony Ball may leave.
BT Group climbed 3.75p to 189p after analysts at Lehman Brothers Holdings raised their recommendation for the stock to "equalweight" from "underweight".
Future Network fell 1.5p to 67p. The publisher of Official PlayStation 2 Magazine said its first-half loss increased on higher amortisation and sales costs.
Glisten advanced 3.5p to 146.5p. The chocolate maker reported a fiscal-year profit after the company acquired Glisten confectionery and sold shares to the public last year.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 174.22 points to 10,887.03 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 64.64 points to 11,057.37.
On Wall Street, trading ended on a gloomy note yesterday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index lost 22.74 points to 9,448.81 by the close.
The S&P 500 index ended down 3.82 points to 1,014.81, and Nasdaq's Composite index also ended down 9.33 points to 1,845.70.
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