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RSS/XML feeds of market and exchange rates?

Feeds of market and exchange rate information from a UK perspective

2:52 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone suggest a free XML or RSS based feed of market information (FTSE, DOW, etc) and some exchange rates for the GBP.

I've found a decent one from the persective of the Euro (http://www.ecb.int/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-daily.xml) which I can use if need be, but a GBP one would be better.

As for some simple market information - just current levels even delayed by a few horus - I'm stuck, just want to display some rough information.

Any suggestions folks?


8:41 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I was looking around for a GBP exchange rate feed recently and couldn't find anything better than the ECB feed you mentioned.

Equivalent GBP exchange rates are the EUR rates in the feed divided by the GBP rate from the same feed. EUR/EUR is of course 1, and not in the feed, so to get the GBP to EUR rate you divide 1 by the GBP rate from the feed.

8:56 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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All I've found is [doc-safe.co.uk...] for market news - although there's no information that I can find on what the terms of use are.

I don't know if it's freely available or what.

10:19 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I would be most surprised if there were a free source of stock quotes available, at least from the major exchanges. Prices are licensed to aggregators, financial institutions, and proprietary desktop quote software manufacturers.

Exchange rates may be easier to come by-- you found the ECB and the IMF provides a lot of data at [imf.org...] , though that will require multiple calculations.

U.S. exchange rates are available in HTML, XLS, and XML from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at [ny.frb.org...] . The Bank of Canada provides them in HTML, PDF, and CSV, at [bankofcanada.ca...] . Perhaps the BOE provides a similar, pound-centric resource?