The London Stock Exchange


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    London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Row, London EC4M 7LS


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    Basic Facts

    Founded: 1571 (The Royal Exchange), 1801 (London Stock Exchange)

    Owner: The London Stock Exchange Group

    Key people: Donald Brydon (chairman), Xavier Rolet (CEO)

    Listings: 3,000 (as of October 2017); 2,500 UK companies, 500 international

    Market cap: £7.2 trillion

    Volume: £1.3 trillion

    Indices:

    • FTSE 100 Index
    • FTSE 250 Index
    • FTSE 300 Index
    • FTSE SmallCap Index
    • FTSE AllCap Index


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    Trading Summary - 09 October 2017

    Indices

    • FTSE 100 Index - 8,245.73 (-0.13)
    • FTSE 250 Index - 23,586.61 (-0.12)
    • FTSE 350 Index - 5,192.34 (-0.08)
    • FTSE AllShare Index - 4,314.78 (-0.13)
    • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index - 6,345.29 (+0.01)

    The major indices were down, except for the UK 50 Index, which showed signs of the top 50 companies in the UK strengthening their share in the markets in London. Here are some of the major international companies trading on the stock exchange:

    • Superior Transit Systems (STS) [DUX] - 97.01 (Up)
    • Renata Kligenberg, Ltd. (RKL) - 75.78
    • 2K Games (2KG) - 30.21 (Down)
    • Samsung (SMSD) - 945.02 (Down)
    • Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) - 246.72 (Up)
    • BT Group (BT.A) - 283.15 (Up)
    • Morrison's Supermarkets (MRW) - 232.04 (Down)
    • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - 1,532.34 (Up)

    Commodity Prices

    • Oil (crude) - £32/barrel
    • Petrol - £1.11/litre
    • Diesel - £1.56/litre
    • Gold - £1,143/t. oz.
    • Silver - £16.45/t.oz
    • Palladium £744/tonne
    • Copper £6,834/tonne

    Commodities all saw steady increases over the course of the current Q3, with Duxburian petroleum production not coming fully back online, causing a price spike in the price of crude oil somewhat. North Sea oil concerns are also a part of the increase in oil prices. Precious and non-ferrous metals all held strong on their trades.

    Currency exchange

    • £1 = $0.99 (Aus)
    • £1 = K:1.06 (Dux)
    • £1 = A£1.05 (Angleter)
    • £1 = I:1 (Inq.)
    • £1 = ₯1.03 (DTA)

    The pound held strong against the major economies of Europe, increasing its exchange value in relation to the kael and the Angleteric pound as both values slip, one potentially the purposeful calculation of a government that wants to promote exports, and one as a result of a slowing of growth, creeping ever closer to recession. 


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