A downturn on Wall Street yesterday inspired a cautious start to trading over in the UK this mo...
A downturn on Wall Street yesterday inspired a cautious start to trading over in the UK this morning. The FTSE 100 was marginally lower, off 6.8 points to 5186.5.
Minor falls for oil heavyweights kept the FTSE 100 flat, which had 60 gainers and 36 losers. Gains were capped at 4% by Lattice and Gus with gains of 6p to 161p and 21p to 539p respectively. Losses were capped at 3% by Hilton with a fall of 5.5p to 183.75p.
Over in the US on Tuesday, a spread of mixed earnings reports prompted investors to lie low and take profits. A fresh wave of anthrax anxiety also depressed confidence after the virus was discovered in the White House mail office.
The Dow Jones finished the day down 36.95 to 9,340.08, the Standard & Poor's 500 lost 5.9 to 1,084 and the Nasdaq's four-day winning streak came to an end as it slipped 3.69 to 1,704.39.
Over in Japan, the benchmark Nikkei 225 followed falls on Wall Street and finished the day 59.41 lower to 10,802.15.
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