- The FTSE 100 remained on the back foot amid global growth fears, down a further 0.4% after enduring its worst day since January 2016 on Wednesday.

Global lifestyle brand Ted Baker descended 34.9% to 589.9p as it reported a £23m loss before tax in its first-half results, due to weak consumer spending hit retail sales.

Imperial Brands rose 0.29% to 1,835p after it announced that Alison Cooper would step down from the role of CEO once a suitable successor was found.

CMC Markets gained 6.6% to 113p as it raised its full year guidance after a strong net trading revenue in the first half.

Third-party logistics company Wincanton was up 0.54% to 225.2p following a trading update which revealed it had secured 'good levels' of new business in the period, including a five-year deal with supermarket Morrisons.

Assura firmed 1.4% to 72.2p on announcing it remained 'confident' in its outlook for the year after a 'very active' first half of the year saw the primary care property investor strengthen its market position with the acquisition of GPI.

Gold miner Centamin slipped 3.65% to 120.53p as it announced that Andrew Pardey would retire as CEO.

The company also said the lower end of its annual production guidance remained 'achievable.'

Anglo American was down 0.88% to 1,783p as the value of rough diamond sales at its De Beers unit had decreased during the eighth cycle of 2019 to $295m from $482m seen in the same cycle a year earlier.

Transport operator Stagecoach reversed 0.84% to 130.6p on announcing the financial performance of its non-rail operations are broadly in line with expectations in a trading update.

Industrial materials business Zotefoams dived 35.9% to 343p as it warned on profit citing a deterioration in its end markets.