The benchmark FTSE 100 index is currently up 40.20 points to 4,126.70, after UK stocks commenced Thu...
The benchmark FTSE 100 index is currently up 40.20 points to 4,126.70, after UK stocks commenced Thursday on a positive note.
Legal & General gained 3.75p to 92p, despite announcing that first-half profit only rose 1% as investors remained skeptical to buy products.
Meanwhile, Reuters rose 7.5p to 212p.
Capita Group advanced 14.5p to 230.5p after the company said first-half profit increased 28% to £22.2m.
Scottish Power, owner of the biggest utility in the US northwest, rose 8.5p to 368.5p after the company said fiscal first-quarter profit increased 47% after it cut costs and renegotiated a power contract.
MFI Furniture Group, Britain's biggest furniture retailer, also climbed 3.5p to 37p.
Meanwhile, British Airways fell to 166.5p. The company's stock has dropped 6% in the past seven sessions as severe delays over the weekend left thousands of passengers stranded.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 55.66 points to 9,671 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 30.28 points to 9,930.84.
In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index closed up 35.79 points at 9,194.24 and the S&P 500 index gained 0.50 points to 988.61.
Nasdaq's Composite index also closed up 13.08 points to 1,719.18.
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