Updates from the Co-operative Group and Homeserve

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 lost 46.3 points on Thursday, down -0.68%. Hargreaves Lansdown was the biggest faller, losing 4.0% to 1115p. BA owner IAG also saw a heavy lurch south, down 3.0% to 330.7p. Barclays shares lost 2.69% to 210.2p. In contrast, ITV shares surged 6.15% to 195.10p on news Virgin Media owner Liberty Global had snapped up BSkyB's 6.4% holding.

The tragic downing of the Malaysian Airlines jet MH17 sparked jitters, with the Dow Jones losing almost 162 points to 16,976.8. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%