Updates from easyJet and Bellway

Adrian Holliday

An almost 18-point drop for the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, ending at 6,818.6. National Grid slumped 5.36% to 830p while ad player WPP lost 2.10% to 1261p. Another hit for Sainsbury's, down 1.86% to 327.60p.

Meanwhile Sports Direct International soared 3.63% to 799p. Stateside, the Dow Jones ended 15 points higher at 16,737. Meanwhile there's some expectation on an ECB rate cut this morning. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%