Updates from Shell and AstraZeneca

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 climbed just three points higher yesterday, to 6,777. Next shares saw the biggest uplift, climbing +4.71% to 5450p with Experian tailing, up +3.25% to 1270p. The biggest loser was Standard Life, down almost 4% to 354.50p after sales growth stuttered. Pearson also fell sharply, down -3.59% to 1316p.

The Dow Jones slipped almost 62 points at close of business, to 15,618. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%