The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 29.50 points to 4,246.90 after UK stocks opened Wednesday mor...
The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 29.50 points to 4,246.90 after UK stocks opened Wednesday morning on a positive note, paced by HSBC Holdings and GlaxoSmithKline.
HSBC, one of today's biggest gainers, advanced 11p to 809p.
The drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline rose 2p to 1,240p.
Cattles a provider of unsecured loans to low- income households, climbed 7p to 333.5p after the provider of loans said first-half profit rose almost 30% to £33.9m after it gained new customers.
Parkman Group's shares jumped 11.5p to 247.5p after agreeing to be bought by competitor Mouchel.
Mouchel added 23.5p to 204.5p.
Psion, a maker of wireless logistics systems for businesses, rose 2p to 85.5p.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index advanced 70.63 points to 10,362.69 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 146.00 points to 10,621.33.
Across the Atlantic, trading ended down yesterday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index lost 31.39 points to 9,397.51 by the close.
The S&P 500 index shed 2.05 points to 1,000.30, and Nasdaq's Composite index fell 0.57 points to 1,760.54.
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