Updates from Lloyds, BSkyB and BG Group

Adrian Holliday

Just a 10-point climb for the Big Board yesterday, ending at 6,780. Barratt Developments saw the biggest climb, up 5.18% to 369.50p while Shell came in behind, 3.66% up, at 2520p. In contrast, Tesco shares dipped - sharply - falling 3.41% to 292.95p. The biggest overall drop for the FTSE 100.

In the US, the Dow Jones climbed 45 points to 16,580 - close to an all-time high - marking a third day of straight gains. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%