The FTSE 100 index has slipped this morning, shedding 3 points to 4,068 after yesterday's decisive m...
The FTSE 100 index has slipped this morning, shedding 3 points to 4,068 after yesterday's decisive move above the 4,000 points level.
ICI leads the losers, dropping 5.5p to 135p after analysts at Credit Suisse First Boston cut their recommendation on the stock to 'underperform' from 'neutral'.
Reuters is down 3.25p to 178.5p after its Instinet trading platform released market share figures for the amount of Nasdaq trades it handles.
Lloyds TSB is up 10p to 447p after news that it has appointed advisers to look at selling its New Zealand operations.
Daily Mail & General Trust is up 6p to 605p after announcing a jump in first-half profit put down to cost-cutting and gains in circulation of certain titles.
The FTSE 250 index is down by 7 points to 4,783.
New Look, the retailer, is down 28.5p to 218p after reporting a fall in earnings from sales in the first two months of the year because of falling prices for women's fashionwear.
Securicor is down 9.5p to 86.5p despite reporting a narrowing of first-half losses.
Electrocomponents reported a 4% drop in full-year profit as customers cut back on orders for its products, sending its shares down 13p to 302p.
Colt Telecom led the gainers, rising 2.25p to 58p after investors continued to take cheer from yesterday's decision by Moody's Investor Service to upgrade its outlook for the firm's debt.
Shares also gained in New York overnight.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average index gained 11.77 points to 8,793.12, the S&P 500 index added 1.74 points to 953.22, and Nasdaq's Composite index rose 6.55 points to 1,563.24.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index continued its strong rise of this week by adding another 141.18 points to 8,375.36.
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