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|FTSE 100||Friday Close||6388.7||-30.42||-0.47%|
|FTSE 250||Friday Close||15089.6||-46.44||-0.31%|
|FTSE 350||Friday Close||3478.1||-15.65||-0.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||Friday Close||4241.3||+9.13||+0.22%|
|FTSE All Share||Friday Close||3418.1||-14.62||-0.43%|
|FTSE Eurofirst 300||Friday Close||1313.2||-3.74||-0.28%|
|techMark 100||Friday Close||3139.3||+12.97||+0.41%|
|FTSE Aim All Share||Friday Close||709.0||+0.15||+0.02%|
|AIM 50||Friday Close||3333.3||+3.38||+0.10%|
|AIM 100||Friday Close||3056.7||-2.41||-0.08%|
|Dow Jones||Friday Close||16805.41||+127.51||+0.76%|
|Hang Seng||Friday Close||23302.20||-30.98||-0.13%|
|Brent Crude Oil $/barrel||Fri Close||85.73||-0.80||-0.92%|
|Forex Gold Index $/oz||Fri Close||1232.75||0.00||0.00%|
US close: Markets rise, on the back of Microsoft and Procter&Gamble 24 Oct 2014 | 14:40
US stocks registered moderate gains on Friday, despite reports of a first Ebola case in New York, while the focus remained on company results.
S&P upgrades Cyprus on strong budget performance 24 Oct 2014 | 17:38
Rating agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded European economic struggler Cyprus, citing a strong budgetary performance.
Market overview: S&P downgrades Tesco 24 Oct 2014 | 08:55
1630:Close The Footsie ended the session lower ahead of this weekend's ECB stress tests and after an initial feint lower in US stocks. Significantly, on Friday ECB president Mario Draghi sounded a clarion call to action, warning leaders from the European Union that a "joint effort" is required to avoid a "relapse into recession." Tullow continued to reel under the pressure of low oil prices but Pearson did worst on the top flight index after announcing that its CFO was leaving. Intercontinental Hotels Group was also to be seen lower following reports overnight of an Ebola infection in NY. Heading the other way was Shire. The firm updated investors on its third quarter results. Tesco managed to hold on to the nearest level of technical support at 168p - at least for now. FTSE 100 down 30 to 6,388.7.
US open: Markets fluctuate amid renewed Ebola fears, while Ford and Amazon drop 24 Oct 2014 | 15:25
US stocks were largely unchanged on Friday, as investors looked to be worried by reports of the first Ebola case in New York, while the focus remained on company results.
Europe close: Stocks end on a mixed note 24 Oct 2014 | 17:36
European equities finished the Friday session on a mixed note as investors kept their cards close to their chests ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) 'stress tests' which were due out this weekend.