The benchmark FTSE 100 index is currently up about 10 points to 4,233, despite UK stocks opening on ...
The benchmark FTSE 100 index is currently up about 10 points to 4,233, despite UK stocks opening on a mixed note this morning.
HSBC added 5.5 pence, or 0.7 percent, to 814.5.
Antisoma shed 4.75p to 35.5p. The company, that is a developer of cancer treatments, said it has stopped working on a new lung cancer treatment after the drug showed kidney toxicity in tests.
Chaucer Holdings climbed 1.5p to 46p after the Lloyd insurer said business prospects for 2003 are "very promising".
InterContinental Hotels Group gained 4p to 513p. Radisson Edwardian Hotels is to buy the company's hotel InterContinental May Fair London for £115m.
WPP Group slipped 7.75p to 562.25p after it announced that first-half net income dropped 16.7% to £95.2m as it wrote down the value of some businesses.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index dropped 81.52 points to 10,281.17 earlier today, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 117.10 points to 10,760.73.
In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index closed up 26.17 points to 9,423.68 and the S&P 500 index gained 2.97 points to 1,003.27.
Nasdaq's Composite index closed up 17.01 points at 1,777.55.
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