The FTSE 100 index closed down 10.60 points at 3,979.80 today after further evidence from government...
The FTSE 100 index closed down 10.60 points at 3,979.80 today after further evidence from government statisticians that economic growth remains weak.
Capita group led the losers, down by 10.75p to 223.25p.
Prudential followed close behind, after losing 12p to 363.25p.
HBOS shed 18p to 690p after the bank admitted to difficulties rolling out internet services.
Great Universal Stores, GUS, shed 14p to 592.75p after its former wholly owned subsidiary Burberry reported falling sales in stores open more than a year.
Vodafone performed better, gaining 2.75p to 125.5p ahead of full-year results on Tuesday next week – peer MmO2 this week wrote off £10bn worth of next generation infrastructure investments, and analysts will be watching closely to see whether Vodafone does the same.
Imperial Tobacco, Gallaher and BAT continued their gains related to the court case victory in Florida a couple of days ago – gaining 17p to 1086p, 9.5p to 610.5p and 4p to 656p respectively.
The FTSE 250 index dropped 0.9 points to 4,678.9.
Burberry's poor results saw it shed 12.5p to 238.5p.
Lastminute gained 8.25p to 129.25p.
Wolverhampton & Dudley ran with its positive results to a 32.5p rise to 646p by the close.
In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 18 points to 8,612.
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Report to be written by TPR
Lack of innovation for solutions
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