London’s FTSE 100 was down 0.2% at 7,111.13 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Miners were under the cosh, with Rio Tinto, Anglo, BHP and Glencore all down, while Lloyds fell after a downgrade to ‘sell’ at Goldman Sachs.
On the upside, engine maker Rolls-Royce rallied to the top of the index after saying it swung to an interim profit as it continued to cut costs and looked to turn cash-flow positive during the second half of the year.
Paper and packaging group Mondi was up as its first-half EBITDA came in ahead of analysts’ expectations
WPP was also a high riser after the advertising group upgraded its outlook and boosted shareholder returns as it swung back to profit in the first half of 2021.
FTSE 100 – Risers
Rolls-Royce Holdings (RR.) 109.16p 4.42%
Informa (INF) 518.80p 3.91%
Mondi (MNDI) 2,073.00p 3.55%
Whitbread (WTB) 3,187.00p 3.14%
Just Eat Takeaway.Com N.V. (CDI) (JET) 6,431.00p 3.03%
Croda International (CRDA) 8,934.00p 2.48%
Intertek Group (ITRK) 5,366.00p 2.21%
SEGRO (SGRO) 1,275.00p 2.20%
WPP (WPP) 961.00p 2.13%
Pearson (PSON) 800.20p 1.78%
FTSE 100 – Fallers
Rio Tinto (RIO) 6,010.00p -4.48%
Anglo American (AAL) 3,305.50p -4.02%
Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) 45.43p -3.96%
BHP Group (BHP) 2,294.50p -3.19%
Royal Mail (RMG) 494.00p -1.91%
Glencore (GLEN) 323.10p -1.88%
Ocado Group (OCDO) 1,771.50p -1.58%
Antofagasta (ANTO) 1,508.50p -1.34%
Reckitt Benckiser Group (RKT) 5,589.00p -1.31%
BT Group (BT.A) 172.35p -1.09%