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LSE Volume: 63 M
Avg Vol: 3,269 M -98%
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FTSE up on broad-based gains as Wall St firms

FTSE indices were up late today with pharma-related, energy, mining and retail stocks rising as Wall St got off to a positive start on well-received durable goods data.

AstraZeneca Q1 operating profit impacted by shrinking margins

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said revenue was up 3% at constant exchange rates in the first quarter. Revenue for the quarter was $6.416bn, up 3% at CER but core operating profit was down 11% to $1.952bn.

BPC board changes

Bahamas Petroleum has appointed William (Bill) Schrader as non-executive chairman and James Smith as non-executive deputy chairman with immediate effect.

Mining Roundup

Centamin (LON:CEY) was one of the sector's top risers on hopes that a new law might result in a third party claim over its right to operate the Sukari gold mine being dismissed.

Oil & Gas Roundup

Bahamas Petroleum's (LON:BPC) shares soared - up by nearly 92% in late trading - after it appointed William (Bill) Schrader as non-executive chairman and James Smith as non-executive deputy chairman with immediate effect.