Updates from Betfair, Berkeley and Wood Group

Adrian Holliday


More anxiety tugged at markets yesterday with the FTSE 100 slipping almost 31 points to 5,493. By far the biggest faller was Barclays, with shares plunging more than -15% on the Libor scandal.

Overnight, Asian shares finished the week in buoyant mood, premised on Eurozone deal hope: the Hang Seng leapt 1.9% while the Nikkei moved 1.4% higher.