- The FTSE 100 edged up 4.35 points to 7.793 on Thursday morning, bouncing back from yesterday's US-China trade talks driven sell-off.

TalkTalk (TALK) was the blue chip index's biggest gainer, surging 10% to 133.5p, despite slashing its dividend and reporting a 4% decline in headline revenue in the year to 31 March. The group made 192,000 net customer adds, compared with a decline of 49,000 last year, and achieved its lowest ever full year churn.

Electrocomponents (ECM) gained 7.3% to 674.3p after reporting a 35.2% increase in adjusted pre-tax profits to £173.1m and a 7.7% rise in its full-year dividend.

Renewi (RWI), the waste-to-product business, was another top riser, adding 6.4% to 76.2p after doubling its pre-tax profit to £51.5m in the year ended 31 March 2018.

Tate & Lyle (TATE) gained 3.9% to 632.6p, with a 13% rise in pre-tax profit overshadowing the 1% decline in sales from continuing operations, which was driven by lower corn costs.

Kingfisher (KGF), however, slipped 2.7% to 287.9p after reporting like-for-like sales fell 4% to £2.82bn in the first quarter of the year, as adverse weather weighed on performance.

Car dealer Inchcape (INCH) declined 0.9% to 731.8p on a 2.9% rise in revenues on an actual currency basis, as strength in emerging markets and Australasia offset weaker performance in UK & Europe. Story provided by