London Market Report
- 31 July 2014
- From the section Business
(Close): The FTSE 100 closed lower on Thursday, despite a strong crop of results from blue-chip companies.
Overall, the FTSE index was down 43.33 points or 0.64% at 6,730.11.
Shares in the banking group Schroders were the biggest decliners, down more then 4%, after it reported weaker than expected revenues.
Telecoms company BT Group added 0.15% after posting first-quarter results in line with forecasts, with revenue up 0.5% at £4.4bn.
Energy firm BG Group fell back after making early gains. It reported an 11% rise in second-quarter profit.