Updates from Standard Life, CRH and John Menzies

Adrian Holliday

Another small slip for the FTSE 100. It finished -15.2 points yesterday at 5,831. The biggest faller was Petrofac, down -5.17%. The biggest riser was Schroders, up +0.85%.

More optimism today in Asia, with the Nikkei rising +0.5% and South Korea's Kospi climbing more than +1%. However there were no clear economic data to cheer on these lifts.