Updates from Whitbread and Oxford Instruments

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 was down 16 points yesterday to 6,530, a -0.25% drop. BG Group was the biggest faller, by some margin, down -5.07% to 1217p on Egyptian political and social instability concerns. Tate & Lyle fell -3.41% to 779.50p.

However the Dow Jones, again, re-took the 15,000 threshold, rising 140 points to 15,063. Its biggest gain in two months. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%