The FTSE closed this afternoon at 6189.1 after falling 35.2 points, or 0.57%.
Standard Life rose 9.25 points, or 3.03%, to 315p. ITV rose 2.6 points, or 2.55%, to 104.4p. British American Tobacco rose 38 points, or 2.4%, to 1624p. International Power rose 9.5 points, or 2.23%, to 435.5p. Persimmon rose 22 points, or 1.935, to 1164p.
Lonmin plummeted 156 points, or 4.81%, to 3085p. Morrison Supermarkets fell 10.25 points, or 3.6%, to 274.25p. Man Group fell 19 points, or 3.5%, to 524p. Punch Taverns fell 36 points, or 3.36%, to 1036p. Invesco fell 19 points, or 3.15%, to 585p.
The Dow Jones opened this morning at 13226.54 after rising 44.63 points, or 0.34%.
Procter & Gamble rose 1.57 points, or 2.5%, to 64.45c. Wal-Mart Stores rose 1.06 points, or 2.33%, to 46.58c. American International Group rose 1.26 points, or 2.04%, to 62.9c. Johnson & Johnson rose 0.87 points, or 1.44%, to 61.42c. Hewlett-Packard rose 0.67 points, or 1.41%, to 48.08c.
American Express fell 1.27 points, or 2.21%, to 56.22c. Alcoa fell 0.64 points, or 1.77%, to 35.54c. Boeing fell 1.74 points, or 1.67%, to 102.5c. 3M fell 0.79 points, or 0.9%, to 86.77c. General Motors fell 0.14 points, or 0.44%, to 31.9c.
The Nikkei dropped 65.4 points, or 0.4%, to 16,914.46. Sony fell 190 yen, or 3.1%, to 5,920. Canon fell 150 yen, or 2.3%, to 6,370. Mazda Motor fell 19 yen, or 2.9%, to 636.
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