Updates from Comet, Aggreko and Oxford Instruments

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 finished -0.13% lower at 5,921 on Friday. Polymetal Int was the highest riser, up +2.26% while Prudential underwent the biggest sell-off, down -1.95%.

Overnight in Asia, the Nikkei's rise continues: the Japanese index leapt +0.94% to 9,895 as sentiment turned hopeful on new weekend election results. The Hang Seng lost -0.62%.