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As of 21:22 20 Aug 2018
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London stocks slumber

British American Tobacco is investing in areas such as vaping

After meagre rises and falls this morning, the FTSE indexes seem to have wilted in the heat.

There is barely any movement at all on the FTSE 100, now trading at 7,658.46, and on the FTSE 250, which is down 13.77 points at 20,739.71.

British American Tobacco is now leading the blue chip risers, up 5% at £41.76 following strong interim results.

SSE continues as the biggest faller, down 5.2% at £12.68.

Revived Smith & Nephew leads FTSE 100

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Orthopaedics group Smith & Nephew is leading the FTSE 100 in early trading after it said that its "established markets" business in areas such as hip and knee implants had improved.

Its share price is up 3.8% at £13.73.

SSE, however, is the morning's biggest faller, down 3.8% to £13.73.

The FTSE 100 gave up early gains to trade 3.02 points lower at 7,655.24.

Engineered ceramics group Vesuvius is the biggest gainer on the FTSE 250, up 9.6% to 639.5p after reporting strong growth in interim revenues.

Aerospace firm Cobham is the biggest faller, down 8.6% at 120.30p followed by shopping centre group Intu whose stock dropped 5.5% to 170p after it announced that its chief executive David Fischel is leaving.

The FTSE 250 is up 4.72 points at 20,758.32.