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FTSE down on multi-sector falls, RBS shines

FTSE indices closed down as falls in the energy and retail sectors decided direction, with miners and commercial property also lower, as Royal Bank of Scotland's shares booked stellar gains.

BSkyB annual pretax profits flat despite 7% growth in revenue

Broadcaster BSkyB said profit before tax was £1.186bn in the year to end-June, which included the Group's share of joint ventures and associates' profits of £35m. There was a 7% rise in full year dividend to 32p per share.

Mining Roundup

Anglo American (LON:AAL) gained 3.7% to £16.43 as it reports continuing improvement in operating performance in the six months to the end of June against a backdrop of weaker commodity prices.

Oil, Gas Roundup

Jubilant Energy (LON:JUB) gained 3.8% to 10.25p as it announced an increase in reserves and resources for the Kharsang field in Arunachal Pradesh.

AG Barr full of fizz

Soft drinks maker AG Barr said in the six month period to date, it has maintained strong value and volume growth momentum, despite the tough prior year comparatives.