The FTSE started the week at a drop, falling 25.7 points, or 0.39%, to 6582.20p.
The morning’s best climbers included Anglo American, which rose 88 points, or 2.99%, to 3033p. ITV increased by 0.9 points, or 0.79%, to 115.10p. BG Group climbed 5.50 points, or 0.67%, opening at 827.00p. Royal Dutch Shell jumped 12 points, or 0.58%, to 2095p. Barclays increased by four points, or 0.57%, to 700p.
Cadbury Schweppes opened among the losers today, falling 12.5 points, or 1.84%, to 667.5p. Invesco fell 10.5 points, or 1.62%, to 636p. Mitchells & Butlers dropped 14 points, or 1.59%, this morning, opening at 865.50p. Northern Rock fell 13.5 points, or 1.56%, to 854.5p.
The Dow Jones closed at 13408.62 after falling 13.66%, or 0.10% on Friday.
Alcoa rose 1.23 points, or 3.13%, closing at 40.53p. AT&T rose by 0.76 points, or 1.87%, to 41.5p. Boeing increased one point, or 1.05%, to 96.16p. Disney increased by 0.29 points, or 0.86%, to 34.14p. Exxon rose by 0.28 points, or 0.33%, to 83.88p.
Merck & Co. fell 0.68 points, or 1.35%, to 49.80p. Microsoft dropped 0.36 points, or 1.21%, closing at 29.47p. JP Morgan fell by 0.51 points, or 1.04%, to 48.45p. Caterpillar dropped 0.79 points, or 1%, to 78.30p. General Motors fell 0.35 points, or 0.92%, to 37.80p.
The Nikkei closed at 18,146.3 after rising 7.94 points, or 4%.
Mitsui & Co., a Japanese trading company, jumped 75 yen, or 3.1%, to 2,530. Mitsubishi climbed 60 yen, or 1.9%, to 3,290. Sumitomo Corp., a Japanese trading house, jumped 35 yen, or 1.6% to 2,285.
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