The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 9.90 points to 4,016.80 as UK stocks commenced trading on a p...
The benchmark FTSE 100 is currently up 9.90 points to 4,016.80 as UK stocks commenced trading on a positive note.
Pushing the FTSE further above the 4,000 mark is Severn Trent that gained 14.5p to 691.5p, and Northern Rock that rose 16.5p to 708p.
Greene King climbed 19.5p to 814.5p. This comes after Britain's second-largest regional brewer announced fiscal 2003 profit increased with 9% to £47.2m.
Serco Group advanced 4p to 172.5p after the company said it is positive of accomplish "double-digit" revenue growth in 2003.
Vernalis Group gained 2.5p to 52p after rival British Biotech Plc agreed to buy Vernalis for about £48m in stock.
Meanwhile, Biotech advanced half a penny to 64.5p.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 32.56 points to 8,624.80 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 17.90 points to 9,620.52.
On Wall Street, trading ended up yesterday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index added 101.89 points to 9,142.84 by the close and the S&P 500 index advanced 11.43 points to 993.75.
Nasdaq's Composite index also rose 38.60 points to 1,678.73.
More than half of people over the age of 55 see financial security as a top priority in retirement, yet a third allocate more time to buying a new car, research from Legal & General (L&G) has found.
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