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FTSE slips with banks lower

The FTSE 100 opened at 4,436 today and dropped as low as 4,405 in early trades with banks and miners amongst the hardest hit.

By 1.03pm, the index was 0.14 per cent down at 4,429.

Barclays was down 5 per cent to 272.75p, Royal Bank of Scotland was down 3.9 per cent to 44.30p and Lloyds Banking Group had lost 6 per cent to 93.30p.


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New business up at L&G

Legal & General (L&G) said today its worldwide new business had increased by 3% against the same quarter last year, as its British unit trusts business also showed growth.The insurance giant said its worldwide new business was up to £382m against £372m in the first quarter of 2008.The firm added its funds under management had […]


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