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Asian markets have been mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei up for an eleventh straight session as the yen sat near 12-year lows against the dollar.
Wall Street stocks have dipped, following leading eurozone equity markets lower on worries about a potential Greek exit from the currency bloc.
Oil prices have edged up following a mixed US report that showed a healthy decline in crude but a rise in oil output that could aggravate the global supply glut.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies finished 0.11% higher compared with Wednesday's close to 7 040.92 points.
Redefine's 90 Grayston in Johannesburg has won the award for commercial office development at the Sapoa Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards.
Many brokers will try to sell only after they realize their business is depreciating, potentially flooding the market, says Mark Hurley, CEO of Fiduciary Network.
Global regulators will meet in London next month to try to tighten their grip on markets after banks were fined billions of dollars for manipulating interest rates and currencies.
Britain has not done too well in imports in the first three months of 2015, and its large services sector performed weaker than first thought.