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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 31 Jul 2014, 11:36 ET *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
6730.11 -
-43.33
-
-0.64

Top winner and loser

Royal Dutch Shell 'B'

2555.50 p +
+66.50
+
+2.67

Schroders

2390.00 p -
-109.00
-
-4.36
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

15495.64 -
-134.20
-
-0.86

FTSE 350 Index

3649.78 -
-24.72
-
-0.67

FTSE All Share Index

3585.62 -
-23.80
-
-0.66

FTSE Techmark Index

3233.63 -
-18.69
-
-0.57

(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.

Royal Dutch Shell's A and B shares performed best, both rising more than 2%, after the firm said its second-quarter profits had more than doubled.

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.

On the currency markets, the pound was down 0.16% against the dollar at $1.6887, and down 0.1% against the euro at 1.2613 euros.

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