The FTSE 100 index is up 30 points to 5,204 today as oil stocks keep rising on the back of Shell's r...
The FTSE 100 index is up 30 points to 5,204 today as oil stocks keep rising on the back of Shell's results released yesterday.
BP leads the risers up 10.5p to 588.5p, but Shell isn't far behind with a 13p rise to 511p.
Bank stocks Lloyds TSB and Barclays make up the other best performing sector, with Lloyds up 18p to 818.5p and Barclays up 13p to 626p.
Telecoms continues to try to drag the index lower, as Vodafone and MmO2 are among the worst performers today - Vodafone is off by 7p to 101.5p, although earlier this morning it dipped below £1.
Fears over advertising and internet strategies continue to dog Pearson, down 9p to 842p.
In the mid-cap FTSE 250 index, Colt has shed some of yesterday's gains, giving up 4.25p to 42.75p.
Tech and telecoms are taking a battering, as Misys is off 7.5p to 252.5p, Marconi is off 1.26p to 11.29p and CMG is off 5.25p to 64.75p.
Better news for the manufacturing sector, as Tomkins has put on 5pto 263p, BPB has put on 7p to 417.75p and FKI has added 4p to 173p.
London's gains come after three straight days of recovery in New York, where the Dow Jones index gained another 32.24 points yesterday to close at 10,091.87.
Those gains were reflected in Hong Kong earlier today, as the Hang Seng index is up 17.11 points to 11,797.22.
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