Updates from FirstGroup and Land Securities

Adrian Holliday

A 30-point fall for the FTSE 100 yesterday, dipping to 6,556. The biggest faller was Persimmon, down -4.90% to 1241p while ITV fell -3.04% to 156.4p. But mining stocks - Fresnillo was up +6.00% to 1016p - performed strongly, helped by a weaker dollar.

Overnight, the Nikkei 225 is down -0.16% at 14,575. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%