Updates from Barclays, ITV and Next

Adrian Holliday

A small five point lift for the FTSE 100 yesterday, climbing +0.08% to 6,560. Randgold Resources was the Board's biggest riser, up +3.77% to 4,839p while scandal-hit Barclays sank a steep -3.47% to 309p following concern about its financial strength, tapping investors for billions (see this report).

Overnight, the Japanese Nikkei is up +1.25% to 13,831. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%