The FTSE 100 index closed down 18.40 points at 4,131.20 today. Concerns about levels of trad...
The FTSE 100 index closed down 18.40 points at 4,131.20 today.
Concerns about levels of trading in the supermarket sector helped Tesco lead the losers with a 8.75p drop to 218p.
Shell suffered a big drop of 12.5p to 391p as investors continued to make plain their objective of forcing the company to give back more money through a share buy-back programme.
Alliance & Leicester's good remortgaging figures helped it to a 39p rise to 866p.
The FTSE 250 index climbed 5.6 points to 5,230.5.
Carphone Warehouse gained 4.25p to 104.75p on an earnings upgrade from Goldman Sachs.
Kidde's bid to acquire rival Ifte helped it drop 2.75p to 88.25p.
In New York the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is up 46 points to 9,158.
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