Updates from Bovis Homes and Hiscox

Adrian Holliday

Friday saw the FTSE 100 edge 25 points higher. It ended at 6,836, more than 170 points up on the week and is now increasingly within reach of its all-time 6,930, 30 Dec 1999). Cash-rich Vodafone was Friday's biggest climber, up +3.01% to 236p with BAE Systems rising 2.72% to 411p.

The Dow Jones though slipped almost 30 points, ending at 16,103. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%