Well that’s all from us today, join us again in the morning.
Here’s a quick recap of today’s events:
It was a poor day for Britain’s top stock indices, with London’s blue-chips feeling the impact of a slew of stocks trading “ex-dividend”, meaning investors who bought their shares would not be entitled to the companies next payout.
BP, Shell, Diageo, AstraZeneca, GSK and Legal & General were all among those trading ex-divi.
GVC Holdings was the only blue-chip to release results, briefly leading risers on the FTSE 100 after posting consensus-beating guidance but scrapping its interim dividend.
Wall Street opened mixed, with the Dow sliding 0.4pc, despite data showing new weekly claims for unemployment benefits fell below one million for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic struck in March.
What to look forward to