Updates from BG Group and Balfour Beatty

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 saw a 30 point drop yesterday when most markets rose. The Big Board ended Thursday at 6,542.4. Resolution saw the biggest plunge, down 5.04% to 318.10p with Hammerson also under pressure, down 3.63% to 545p. SSE however was the day's biggest climber, up 3.34% to 1486p.

The Dow Jones, aided by a fresh bout of positive US economic data, ended 0.67% up at 16,331. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%