Updates from Lloyds, BT and Comet

Adrian Holliday

Tuesday's FTSE 100 gains were wiped out yesterday when the index slipped -1.15% to 5,782 points. Petrofac, up +3.62%, was the biggest gainer while BG group saw its shares tumble a worrying -13.6%.

Overnight, Chinese shares climbed sharply on better manufacturing data, supporting both the Hang Seng and the Nikkei.