Updates from Persimmon and Ladbrokes

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 continued to climb yesterday, up almost 28 points to 6,865.8. Bunzl was the day's biggest climber, up +6.8% to 1585p. Vodafone investors are shortly be hit by a wall of money, following its 45% sale stake in Verizon Wireless with around £51bn coming their way - though future income worries rise.

The Dow Jones finished 0.64% up, more than 103 points higher, at 16,207. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%