Pick of the early market news

Adrian Holliday

A slight move up for UK investors yesterday with the FTSE 100 rising 8.4 points to 5,702. Stronger gainers included Essar Energy and Man Group (up 7.2% and 6.8%) while Imperial Tobacco Group slid almost 5% in value. Overnight, Asian shares have climbed higher thanks to a Chinese central bank capital injection into the money markets. In Europe, Carrefour has seen a 0.8% sales drop though better Q3 results for SABMiller.