The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently down 6.20 points to 4,067.40 after UK stocks opened Wednesday mo...
The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently down 6.20 points to 4,067.40 after UK stocks opened Wednesday morning on a mixed note.
3i Group dropped 16.5p to 579.5p after the company announced it would sell up to 550m euros in bonds convertible into share to finance existing debt.
Bradford & Bingley climbed 16p to 326.25p.
British American Tobacco advanced 12p to 673p after speculation that the company was in talks with R.J Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc. about merging their U.S. cigarette businesses.
Meanwhile, Imperial Tobacco fell 18p to 1,025p.
EasyJet shed 5.5p to 243.5p after analysts cut their recommendation for the stock to "neutral" from "buy".
Geest advanced 8.5p to 477.5p after the supplier of prepared meals said first-half revenue will increase with at least 10% as it sells more foods in Britain and Europe.
In the beer industry stocks dropped as SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer, fell 9p to 400.5p.
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance shed 3.75p to 135,25p after Standard & Poor's cut its rating for Britain's second-largest non-life insurer to "negative" from "developing".
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 92.23 points to 9,990.95 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng climbed 34.54 points to 10,027.41.
On Wall Street, trading ended slightly up yesterday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index gained 6.30 points to 9,223.09 by the close.
The S&P 500 index rose 3.42 points to just above the 1,000 mark at 1,007.84, and Nasdaq's Composite index advanced 25.75 points to 1,746.46.
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