Updates from John Lewis and Debenhams

Adrian Holliday

A +0.26% rise for the FTSE 100 to 6,749: Aberdeen Asset Management saw the biggest climb, up +3.05% to 500p while Marks & Spencer saw its share price drift -2.28% to 432.60p. Sainsbury's shares were again under pressure, down -1.64% to 365p.

The Dow Jones finished up +0.44% at 16,576, a 72.3 point climb. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%