The FTSE fell for the fourth consecutive day today at 6616.60, a drop of 32.7 points, or 0.49%.
Standard Chartered The FTSE closed today at 6616.60, a fall of 32.7 points, or 0.49%. Standard Chartered triumphed as the afternoon’s top performer, at 1681.00p, rising 23 points, or 1.39%. BG Group followed at 808.5p, an increase of 9.5 points, or 1.19%. Centrica closed at 380.75, rising 4 points, or 1.06%. Royal Dutch Shell closed at 2006.00p, jumping 20 points, or 1.01%.
DSG International was the afternoon’s biggest loser after dropping 6.3 points, or 3.72%, to 163.2p. Land Securities Group closed at 1735p after falling 57 points, or 3.18%. Northern Rock dropped 31 points, or 3.1%, to 970p.
The Dow Jones opened today at 13466.26p after plummeting 23.16 points, or 0.17%. The morning’s top performers were EXXON MOBIL, which rose 1.33 points, or 1.61%, to 84.15p. Intel rose by 0.13 points, or 0.54%, to 24.08p. Hewlett Packard opened at 45.22p after rising by 0.18 points, or 0.4%. Pfizer increased by 0.08 points, or 0.31%, to 25.79p. Coca Cola opened at 51.64p, rising by 0.15 points, or 0.29%.
The morning’s losers were Caterpillar, which fell 0.76 points, or 0.93%, to 80.62p. American International Group followed at 71.40, after dropping 0.62 points, or 0.86%. Wal-Mart slid 0.38 points, or 0.78%, to 48.21p.
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