FTSE Closes Higher in Spite of Fed's QE Announcement

Friday, October 31, 2014

The FTSE 100 closed up on the day on Thursday, in spite of an announcement about the end of the US Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing program. One of the best performers of the day was Smith & Nephew, who posted gains of more than three percent.

The company, which makes artificial knees and hips, reported that their third quarter trading profit had increased by three percent, up to $246 million, after gains in its orthopaedic business made up for a decline in its wound management arm. The company had experienced some difficulties in the wound management arena after being forced to issue a product recall.

Overall, at the close of trading the FTSE 100 was up by 9.68 points, sitting at 6,463.55. The day's trading was quite...

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FTSE 25015,501.37203.05 % rise1.33 %
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