Oil firms and miners boost FTSE 100

Oil firms and miners boost FTSE 100
 

(Open): London's leading shares opened strongly on Thursday, rising nearly 1%.
In the opening minutes, the benchmark FTSE 100 index gained 66.26 points to 6,915.64.
Oil and mining stocks dominated the list of winners, with Royal Dutch Shell adding 4.8% and Anglo American up 4.5%.
The biggest faller on the index was Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments, which slid 4.2% after reporting that visitor numbers at the theme park were still recovering.
A crash on the Smiler rollercoaster in June 2015 injured 16 people.
On the currency markets, the pound rose 0.08% against the dollar to $1.3029... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Business, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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