Wednesday, 18 April 2012

April 18, 2012
Financial Market Summary
DJIA gained 1.5% to close at 13,115.5. NASDAQ surged 1.8% to settle at 3,042.8. S&P 500 soared 1.5% to finish at 1,390.8.

Nikkei 225 index is trading 1.7% higher at 9,622.4.

FTSE 100 surged 1.8% to close at 5,767.0.

FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 2.0% to end at 1,053.1.

In Asia, crude oil for May delivery is trading 0.18% or $0.19 higher at $104.39 per barrel.
At 0400 BST today, the GBP is trading 0.1% lower against the USD at $1.5920, 0.1% higher against the EUR at €1.2142, and 0.3% higher against the JPY at ¥129.57.

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