Updates from Anglo American, William Hill and Spectris

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 finished a smidge -0.01% down yesterday at 6,243 points, not helped by the -0.7% ONS fall in March retail sales. Tullow Oil was the board's biggest riser up +4.22% while Eurasian Natural Resources saw the biggest drop, down -4.33%.

Overnight, Asian stocks saw a return to optimism with the Hang Seng climbing +1.33% and the Nikkei up +0.80%.