UK stocks rose this morning paced by giants such as Rentokil, the world's largest pest-control compa...
UK stocks rose this morning paced by giants such as Rentokil, the world's largest pest-control company, and BHB Billiton, which is the world's biggest miner.
The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 12.90 points to 4,219.30.
Rentokil jumped 8.75p to 208.25p after it announced that first-half profit rose.
BHP Billiton climbed 3.25p after the company said it made a sixfold gain in fourth-quarter profit.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index dropped 83.77 points to 10,225.22 earlier today, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 42.55 points to 10,721.10.
On Wall Street, trading ended on a mixed note Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index lost 6.66 points to 9,333.79 by the close.
In the meantime, the S&P 500 index gained 0.06 points to just below the 1,000 mark at 996.79, and Nasdaq's Composite index advanced 11.48 points to 1,782.13.
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