Updates from Kingfisher, Barratt and Sports Direct

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 climbed almost 54 points yesterday to 6,583. Easyjet was the biggest day's lifter, soaring +7.18% on cash return optimism to 1358p. RBS climbed +4.71% to 356p while Randgold Resources dropped -4.58% to 4,689p.

Overnight, the Japanese Nikkei 225 climbs slightly, up +0.15%, to 14,444 while the Hang Seng is down -0.13% to 22,946. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%