Pick of the early market news

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 edged up yesterday, closing at 6,082 points. Biggest fallers were GKN, down -4.43% and Hargreaves Lansdown, which slipped -2.18%. Essar Energy was the top gainer, up 5.39%.

The big news Stateside is that the Dow Jones finished above the 13,000 point threshold yesterday thanks to better confidence and corporate earnings.