Business

London Market Report



Search company or market
Search company or market:
Refresh this page Launch Marketwatch ticker
London | Wall Street | Asia

FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 17 Jan 2018, 12:12 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7741.84 -
-14.09
-
-0.18

Top winner and loser

Rolls-Royce Holdings

869.60 p +
+16.00
+
+1.87

Informa

686.00 p -
-61.40
-
-8.22
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

20813.13 -
-64.17
-
-0.31

FTSE 350 Index

4305.05 -
-8.75
-
-0.20

FTSE All Share Index

4251.33 -
-8.75
-
-0.21

FTSE Techmark Index

4651.09 -
-18.10
-
-0.39

(Close): After a mixed day, the London market closed down, despite a strong showing by mining stocks.

At the end of trading the FTSE 100 index was down just 30 points, or 0.45%, at 6556.35.

Rio Tinto rose 2.7% after it maintained its iron ore production targets for this year, and added that copper output could be higher than forecast.

The news lifted other shares in the mining sector, with Fresnillo up 6% and BHP Billiton 1.36% higher.

Shares in Kingfisher rose 1.24% after the owner of the B&Q DIY chain was upgraded to a "neutral" rating by Nomura.

The market failed to be boosted by better-than-expected consumer inflation figures, with the CPI measure rising to 2.9% in June, below forecasts of 3%. However, separate data showed a sharp rise in input costs for manufacturers.

The inflation figures had weakened the pound at first, but sterling then recovered to stand up 0.12% against the dollar at $1.5119, although it was down 0.46% against the euro at 1.15080 euros