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FTSE dips as BoE policymakers split on rates hike

FTSE indices continued down midday, casting off five days of gains, with resources and financial stocks torchbearers as Bank of England said two of its nine policymakers were for a rates hike from 0.5% earlier this month.

Balfour Beatty rejects Carillion's new proposal

Balfour Beatty's board has rejected the revised merger proposal from Carillion and consulted with its major shareholders. The board says the revised proposal again fails to address the two key concerns that Balfour Beatty has consistently raised.

BoE rates split

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was split over whether to increase interest rates, according to minutes from the last meeting.

Robinson profit down

Robinson Plc booked an H1 pretax profit of £0.31m, from a profit of £2.21m a year earlier. Revenue was £10.89m, broadly unchanged. The prior period was boosted by a £1.05m exceptional gain, whereas the just-finished six months took in a £0.36m exceptional cost.

Glencore's strong H1

Commodity trader and miner Glencore unveils strong first half results driven by delivery of marketing growth, overall production expansion and synergies from the acquisitions of Xstrata and Viterra.