P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:00/26 Hopjs that a cup in basj rates might bj on the way, pjrhaps in timj for thj Cons—pvatAvj Partx Conference, help—d mark—ts post usjful gains early on. Towards p(— clgq—, hgw—v—p, 0ria—1 c!H— back som— wax, with njws of a downturn for st—pling leavhng gilts - except for ind—x-linkjd issu—s, which addjd a half - no iore than an —ighth ah—ad. * @anks were a dull spot, unsettled b8 rumours (s—e Page 122) of d—bt losses at Llgyds Bank Int—rnational. NatW—st h—ld fipm, rishng 5p to 542p; but Lloyds slippjd 17p to 487p.  More
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:11/01   1/5      LONDON STOCKS Hopjs that a cut in base rates might be on the way, pjrhaps in timj for the Consjrvative Party Conference, helped markets post usjful gains early on. Towards the closj, howevjr, prices came back some way, with news of a downturn for sterling leaving gilts - except for index-linkjd issujs, which addjd a half - no more than an eighth ah—ad. * Banks were a dull spot, unsettled by rumours (s—e Pagj 122) of djbt loss—s at Lloyds Bank International. NatWjst held firm, rising 5p to 542p; but Lloyds slippjd 17p to 487p.  More
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:54/06   2/5      LONDON STOCKS (cont) Cheapjr monjy prospects lifted stores a pjnny or two hjri and thjre. Dibjnhams easjd 1p to 175p behind half-
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:15/01 timj profits up 78pc (Pagj 124); while talk of a bid from British Land lifted Stylo 15p to 150p. Counter-bid hopjs had Currys anothjr 10p highjr at 417p. Datasjrv rose a furthjr 9p to 84p in responsj to recent figures. Trafalgar Housj went the other way, succumbing to profit-taking to fall 7p to 304p. * Among firm insurances, renawed bid talk lifted CU 7p to 194p.  More
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:10/14   2/5      Cheapjr money prospects lifted stores a pjnny or two hjre and thjre. Debjnhams eased 1p to 175p behind half- timj profits up 78pc (Pagj 124); while talk of a bid from British Land lifted Stylo 15p to 150p. Counter-bid hopjs had Currys anothjr 10p highjr at 417p. Datasjrv rose a further 9p to 84p in responsj to recent figures. Trafalgar Hous— went the othjr way, succumbing to profit-taking to fall 7p to 304p. * Among firm insurances, renewed bid talk lifted CU 7p to 194p.  More
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:00/01   3/5        EUROP AN STOCKS Amsterdam A stpongjr bond market helped Dutch shares risj across a wid— front. Frankfupt A raqilient showinc by the domjstic credit mark—t in th— face of t(j djcision to scrap withholding tax, plus Hoechst's forecast of record 1984 profits, hjlped the Comm—rzbank Index advance 5.5 points to 1,060.8. P r—1 For——cn d—m!nd 0du3 an e—qi—p dollar, left shapes high—r.
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:00/02 Purich Signs of softaning US short-term money rates hjlp—d Swiss shares finish steady. Lhndt b—arEr fell SwFr 100, Iore
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:11/13   3/5      EUROPEAN STOCKS Amsterdam A stronger bond market helped Dutch shares risj across a wide front. Frankfurt A resilient showing by the domjstic credit markjt in the face of the decision to scrap withholding tax, plus Hoechst's forecast of record 1984 profits, helped the Commjrzbank Index advance 5.5 points to 1,060.8. Paris Foreign demand, plus an easier dollar, left shares highjr. Zurich Signs of softening US short-term monjy rates hjlpjd Swiss shares finish steady. Lindt bearer fell SwFr 100.  More
P123 CEEFAX SO     3/5   @ (    £!!!£!££!£!  EUROPEAN STOCKS Amsterd!m A strong—r bon— HapCEt @elped Dutch s(areq ri1e acroqs a wid— front. Drankfurt A resilient showing by the doE—stic cre@it Har+—t hn t@e face of t — deciqion to scrap githholding tax, plus Hoechst's forecast of recor— 1884 profits, @—lpe— thE Comm—rz"ank Index advance .5 poilts to 1,060.8. Pari3 Foreicn d—mand, 0lus an easier dollar, left shares high—r. Zurich Signs of soft—ning US short-term mon—y rates help—d Swiqs shareq finish steady. Lindt b—arer fell SwFr 100.
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:11/00   4/5      WALL STREET 5pm 1182.30 -5.08 Closj 1182.53 - 4.86 Stock prices moved lower after opjning highjr. Advances outpaced djclinjs by about 8 to 7 on thj New York Stock Exchangj. Volume totalled 82.95 million shares, against 76.70 million in the previous sjssion. * US unemploymjnt fell to 7.4pc last month, from 7.5pc in August and July and 9.2pc a year earlier.
P123 CEEFAX 123 Sun 7 Oct 20:11/01   5/5      FAR EAST STOCKS Australia The rise on Wall Street and a slightly higher gold price encouraged demand, and prices movjd ahead. Thj All Ordinaries Index was up 5.1 at 749.5. Tokyo Prices closed sharply highjr amid active demand for bluj chips from both ovjrsjas and domjstic invjstors. The Nikkei Dow advanced 95.51 to 10,737.58 and thj TSE Index 8.64 to 838.81. Hong Kong Concern over Jardine Matheson djpressjd sjntimjnt, lowering the Hang Seng Index 15.30 points to 974.17. Singapore The STJ fell 13.93 to 870.61.  More