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FTSE scampers lower as miners suffer on China worries

FTSE indices scampered lower throughout the day, led by a who's who of big-ticket miners after comments by a senior official in China raised investor concerns about economic growth there once again.

Paddy Power H1 pretax profit falls 20%

Paddy Power booked an H1 pretax profit of 61.6m euros, down 20% from77.0m euros in the previous-same period. Net revenue totalled 396.5m euros, from 380.6m euros. It proposed an interim dividend of 50 cents, from 45 cents a year earlier.

DCD upbeat

DCD Media first half was in line with expectations set out in the announcements of its final results for the year to end of December and the board remains cautiously optimistic.

CSR bid fever

CSR notes recent press speculation and confirms that it has received an approach regarding a possible offer for the company from Microchip Technology.

GKP losses rise

Gulf Keystone Petroleum posts after-tax losses of $29.8m for the six months to the end of June - up from $26.4m a year ago.