P511 Teletext 511 Dec11 23:11:09       ——————————————————————————————  DROP PRIMES FOOTSIE FOR FESTIVE RUN The FTSE 100 ended the week 53.9 points lower at 4694 despite broadly positive corporate news and the oil price remaining below recent highs. The decision by the Bank of England to freeze the key UK interest rate at 4.75% came as no surprise to the City and had little impact on shares. Hilary Cook of Barclays Stockbrokers believes the market is now in a good position for a Christmas rally. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by John Stepek CELEBRITY GOSSIP p617 FTSE data Movers Popshares Total Ents
P511 Teletext 511 Dec11 23:15:05       ——————————————————————————————  DROP PRIMES FOOTSIE FOR FESTIVE RUN Falls in the FTSE 100 this week have stopped potential gains for next year being used up in a Christmas flurry, according to Barclays Stockbrokers. The firm expects the FTSE 100 to reach 5,000 by the end of next year. "The market looked pretty fully valued at 4,800, but having retrenched this week there's no reason it shouldn't have a reasonable run to the end of 2004," says Barclays' Hilary Cook. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Briefing on the week ahead 505 FOR LOTTERY, WE HAVE THE LOTTO p123 FTSE data Movers Popshares Total Ents
P511 Teletext 511 Dec11 23:18:21       ——————————————————————————————  DROP PRIMES FOOTSIE FOR FESTIVE RUN An exodus of customers following sharp bill hikes at British Gas made owner Centrica the week's biggest faller, down 27p at 229{p. Other fallers included Reuters, which fell 29p to 360p after fears that job cuts in the investment bank sector would hurt the financial news provider. Broker upgrades fuelled the week's main alue-chip riser, pubs group Enterprise Inns which gained 40p to 732p. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Statistic of the Week 507 CHECK YOUR SHARE PRICES p520 FTSE data Movers Popshares Total Ents
P511 Teletext 511 Dec11 23:12:28       ——————————————————————————————  DROP PRIMES FOOTSIE FOR FESTIVE RUN Mining groups spent much of the week digging down as the gold price slid and broker Merrill Lynch downgraded stocks. Anglo-American closed down 64p at 1171p, BHP Billiton fell 25\p to 565\p, and Rio Tinto ended at 1439p, down 57p. Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus also ended 2{p lower at 52}p on negative broker comments as UBS said China's move towards becoming a steel exporter could hit prices. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— The economy at a glance 548 CHECK YOUR SHARE PRICES p520 FTSE data Movers Popshares Total Ents
P511 Teletext 511 Dec11 23:16:25       ——————————————————————————————  DROP PRIMES FOOTSIE FOR FESTIVE RUN A mixed trading update saw Standard Chartered fall 38\p to 952p. The bank predicted in-line earnings but said revenuj growth remained weak in key Hong Kong and Singapore markets. A positive but cautious update from banking giant HSBC left shares down 17p at 872\p on the week. But a more upbeat update from Royal Bank of Scotland left stocks barely changed, closing 7p up at 1678p. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Top movers on the week 513 CHECK YOUR SHARE PRICES p520 FTSE data Movers Popshares Total Ents
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P511 Teletext 511 Dec11 23:10:15       ——————————————————————————————  FTSE 100: At close:   Friday 4747.9 4775   Monday 4722.8   Tuesday 4728.7 4750   Wednesday 4703.9    Thursday 4688.4 4725    Friday 4694.0    4700    Week high 4747.9    Week low 4675.0 4675   2004 high 4823.8 F M T W T F 2004 low 4283.0 1 month ago 4734.5 1 year ago 4335.4 3 months ago 4545.0 Dec 1999 6927.7 ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Shares index 510 Take stock 511 CITY NEWS p500 FTSE data Movers Popshares Total Ents
P511 Teletext 511 Dec11 23:14:02       ——————————————————————————————  FTSE 250:  Monday 6635.5 6700   Tuesday 6661.5   Wednesday 6657.6 6650   Thursday 6641.1   Friday 6675.0 6600   2004 high 6675.0 F M T W T F 2004 low 5793.3 FTSE All-share:  Monday 2356.34 2375   Tuesday 2360.17   Wednesday 2349.62 2350   Thursday 2342.33   Friday 2346.46 2325   2004 high 2394.25 F M T W T F 2004 low 2128.68 ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Shares index 510 Take stock 511 SET SAIL FOR H0LIDAYS p200 ITV FTSE data Movers Popshares Total Ents