Dixons Carphone drags down FTSE 100
(Close): London's leading shares finished lower on Wednesday, with Dixons Carphone bearing the brunt.
The retailer saw its share price fall 6.6%, despite a rise in half-yearly pre-tax profits, as it warned that "more uncertain times" lay ahead.
The FTSE 100 index dropped 19 points or 0.3% at 6,949.
British Airways owner IAG also finished as one of the heaviest fallers after 2,000 cabin crew voted to take strike action in a dispute over pay.
One of the FTSE's biggest risers was software firm Micro Focus International, up 4.2% after reporting a jump in underlying first half-profit.
The company is in the process of buying Hewlett Packard Enterprise's software business for $8.8bn.