P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1833:11   LONDON MARKET NNN Mon Closf  There was little to disturb early Christmas celebrations on the stock marketsN Most stocks ended the half-day session marginally higher with a handful of bigger movfments among secondary issues causfd by special situationsN Leading stocks barely stirred but Nat West led banks with an 8p rise to 587pN Breweries feattured Matthew Brown up 18p to 262pN Good relations provided a significant weak spot with the share losing 43p to 237p on reorganisation plansN Gilts improved 25pN
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1811:05   CURRENCY REPORT N  Mon Close  Sterling indfx 73.6 (up 0N4) £ = $1.1765 (up 30 points) The markets were very quiet during the short pre-Christmas trading sfssionN Operators usfd the sfssion to square their books ahead of the year endN The dollar maintained a firm position in thin trading conditions while the pound ended the sfssion slightly ahead, but trade in sterling was very lightN The pound registered some uncertainty over oil prices but gained some encouragement from the drop in US federal fund ratesN BRITISH AIRgAYS....BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT INFORMATION.......Npage 176
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1832:00   WALL STREET N Monday  Dow Jones indfx: 18.25 1209N80 +10N82 20.30 1208.50 +9.5 Closf 1210.14 +11.16 The stock market finished with a gain, thanks to a cut in the discount rate, after one of the slowest sessions of the yearN The price of an average share increasfd by 21 cents and advances led declines by 961 to 482 among the 1,916 issufs tradedN Volume totalled 55.55m shares down from the 101.27m traded on Friday — the lowest since October 8N CLASSIFIED SERVICES GUIDE 567/568
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1837:13 ADVERTISEMENT Businessround >>>                 For updated flight arrival information sfe page 176
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1831:01  2/2  TOURIST RATES N  Monday   Italy 2200N00 Lire Malta 0.615 Pounds Norway 10.45 Kroner Portugal 193N00 Escudos Spain 196N00 Pesetas Sweden 10.31 Kroner Switzerland 2.94 Francs USA 1.1650 Dollars Yugoslavia 275N00 Dinars   >>>>> BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT INFORMATION....Npage 176 (ITV) Heathrow arrivals....Npages 177-179 Gatwick arrivals..........Npage 180 Edinburgh/Glasgow arrivalsNpage 181
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1833:11  1/2  MARKET RATES NN  Mon Closf   USA 1.1740 M 1.1760 Canada 1.5450 - 1.5488 France 11.2025 - 11.2543 Belgium 73.54 - 73.79 Italy 2259.74 - 2269N47 Holland 4.1342 - 4.1530 Switzfrland 3N0173 - sN0296 g Germany 3.6660 - 3.6759 Sweden 10N4751 - 10.5047  Gold closed * at $313.50, up $2.625 Krugerrands £275N00 *wnofficial fix  BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT INFORMATIONN ..Npage 176 (ITV) Heathrow arrivals..N Npages 177-179 Gatwick arrivals..........Npage 180 Edinburgh/Glasgow arrivals page 181
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1830:11  1/3  Commodities N METAL MARKETS CLOSED UNTIL DECEMBER 27 Sugar No.6N Coffee gheat 'B' Mar Jan Jan May Mar Mar Potatoes Cocoa Barley Feb Dec Jan Apr Mar Mar Gasoil Pigmeat Rubber Dec Feb J/M Jan Apr A/J >>>>> Business headlines p402 Index p500
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1836:11   ON ORACLE   N Thf main ORACLE Business sfrvice is on Channel 4 which 98% of ITV viewers can now receivfN However, for the benefit of the other 2%, we are putting out some pages on ITV. Thesf are on 198 and 197 If you can receive Channel 4, we would suggfst that you tune into it for business newsN The Main Index is on page 500 and the Headlines are on page 402 >>>>> CARS FOR SALE 496 RECRUITMENT 498  HOUSES FOR SALE 497
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1832:15   MONDAY INDICES NN  FT INDEX SE INDEX 10N00 924.5 +0.2 09.35 1205.3 +0.6 11.00 924.5 +0.2 09N45 1205.3 +0.6 Close 926N0 +1.7 10.00 1205.4 +0.7 + 1.7 on account 10.30 1205.6 +0.9 11N00 1205.4 +0.7 Close 1205.2 +0.5 Bargains: 3,568 Esprit Movements: Up: 721 Down: 409 Unchanged: 2,438 Business headlines p402 Index p500 STRANDCOMPUTERRECRUITMENT p498
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1831:11    WORLD MARKETS N   Monday  HONG KONG: Thf Hang Seng index finished the half-day session up 8.24 at 1206.83 finally through thd critical 1200 level and a record for the yearN TOKYO: Prices declined as investors staydd on the sidelines without fresh investment incentiveN The Dow Jones avfrage lost 9.65 to end at 11,452.36N JO'BURG: The market is closdd for a public holidayN  Business headlines p402 Index p500
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1831:01   COMPANY RESULTS  NN Monday  FS Ratcliffe Turnovdr £1.747m (£1.723m) Pre-tax loss £58,000 (loss £57,000) There are no further company results until December 27N  SOLATRONINSTRUMENTSVACANCIES p498
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1830:11  2/2  MARKET RATES N   Mon Closf   Norway 10.6103 - 10.6401 Denmark 13.1200 - 13.1500 Austria 25.75 - 25N80 Portugal 196N81 - 198.32 Spain 201.51 - 203N02 Japan 291.28 - 291.95 Ireland 1.1751 - 1.1792 Australia 1N4035 - 1N4055 Hong Kong 9N1835 - 9.1935 South Africa 2.2910 - 2.2940  N >>>>>  BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT INFORMATIONN ..Npage 176 (ITV) Heathrow arrivals..N Npages 177-179 Gatwick arrivals..........Npage 180 Edinburgh/Glasgow arrivals page 181
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1830:11  1/2  TOURIST RATES  NN  Monday    Austria 25N00 Schillings Belgium 71.75 Francs Canada 1.5350 Dollars Denmark 12.95 Kroner France 11N00 Francs g Germany s.59 Marks Greece 160N00 Drachl—d Holland 4 06 Guilders Ireland 1.1625 Punt    >>>>>  BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT INFORMATIONN ..Npage 176 (ITV) Heathrow arrivals..N Npages 177-179 Gatwick arrivals..........Npagf 180 Edinburgh/Glasgow arrivals page 181
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1831:03   COMPANY RESULTS N  FS Ratcliffe Turnover £1.747m £1.723m) Pre-tax loss £58,000 (loss £57,000)  SOLATRONINSTRUMENTSVACANCIES p498
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1820:03  2/3  Commodities  N METAL MARKETS CLOSED UNTIL DECEMBER 27 London Metal Exchange updated at 3mth BidMPrice London Gold Coppfr HG Tin Spot Lead am fix Zinc pm fix Silver Aluminium Krugerrands Nickel USD bid USD/Stg bid USD ask >>>>> Business headlines p402 Index p500
P198 ORACLE 198 Tue25 Dec ITV 1820:11  3/3  METAL PRICES N at 13.30  HG COPPER CATHODES TIN Cash £1135-1135\ £1137-1138 £9945-9950 3 mths 1146\-1147 1150-1151 9905-9910 Sett 1135\ 1138 9950 Market Brly stdy Quiet Steady HG TIN LEAD ZINC Cash £9960-9970 £399M400 £680-682 3 mths 9930-9935 334\-335 681-682 Sett 9970 400 682 Market Brly stdy Csh-V strg Stdy but 3 mths-stdr qqhet SILVER ALUMINIUM NICKEL Cash 548-549 £902-902\ £4145-4150 3mths 560-560\ 920\-921 4170-4174 Sett 549 902\ 4150 Market Firmer Brly stdy Steady >>> Metal markets are now closed until  Thursday December 27