The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 45.10 points fighting its way back above the 4,000 mark at 4,...
The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 45.10 points fighting its way back above the 4,000 mark at 4,009 after UK stocks opened Wednesday morning on a positive note.
Pacing the FTSE is Sage Group that advanced 7.25p to 165p and Royal & SunAlliance, that also rose 4.25p to 137.75p.
Chelsea Village climbed 19p to 38p. This comes after the company announced that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is buying London soccer club Chelsea for £59.3m.
Computacenter gained 15p to 370p after the company said first-half results were probably higher than had been expected as services helped counterbalance poor demand for personal computers.
Intercare Group shed 6p to 130.5p. The maker and distributor of generic drugs said its full-year profit would be slightly lower than forecasted as the stronger euro increased costs in its wholesale operations.
Somerfield climbed 9.25p to 131.5p after the company announced a profit rose of 41% to £39.8m as the company sold some property.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 313.75 points to 9,592.24 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 26.97 points to 9,604.09.
Across the Atlantic, trading ended slightly up yesterday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index advanced 55.51 points to 9,040.95 by the close.
The S&P 500 index gained 7.82 points to just under the 1,000 mark at 982.32, and Nasdaq's Composite index rose 17.33 points to 1,640.13.
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