In London, markets fell back in early trading as the weak dollar hit profits at some firms and the FTSE 100 was down 15.7 points, or 0.24%, to 6,470.7.
Standard Chartered made the biggest gains, up 19 points, or 1.19%, to £16.17, followed by Invesco, which jumped 7.5 points, or 1.13%, to 668.5p. British Airways added 3.75 points, or 0.98%, to 388p, Resolution gained 6 points, or 0.88%, to 690.5p, and Smith & Nephew climbed 5 points, or 0.86%, to 587.5p.
Tate & Lyle shares dropped drastically as the company said the weak dollar would impact on profits, down 125.25 points, or 22.47%, to 432.25p. Northern Rock lost much of its gains over the week, down 9 points, or 4.65%, to 184.5p and Antofagasta fell 27 points, or 3.42%, to 763.5p.
On Wall Street, markets closed up, with the Dow Jones gaining 34.79, or 0.25%, to 13,912.94.
Alcoa shares were up 0.53, or 1.38%, to 39.00, and Altria followed close behind with a gain of 0.88, or 1.28%, to 69.48. Caterpillar added 0.81, or 1.06%, to 77.47, Boeing climbed 1.01, or 0.97%, to 105.46 and American Express gained 0.56, or 0.95%, to 59.57.
General Motors fared badly with a loss of 1.18, or 3.13%, to 36.46, Disney shares fell 0.31, or 0.9%, to 34.21 and Home Depot lost 0.23, or 0.7%, to 32.76.
In Tokyo, markets fell after news unemployment had risen and consumer prices were falling, with the Nikkei 225 losing 46.53, or 0.3%, to 16,785.69.
Circle K, a convenience store operator, lost 49 yen, or 2.7%, to 1,785 while Milea, a property and casualty insurer, fell 80 yen, or 1.7%, to 4,620.
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