- The FTSE 100 remained on the back foot amid Brexit worries and global growth fears, down a further 0.6% to 7,082.6 after enduring its worst day since January 2016 on Wednesday.


Anglo American was down 1.7% to £17.69 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.

Global lifestyle brand Ted Baker descended 35.4% to 597.5p as it reported a £23m loss before tax in its first-half results, due to weak consumer spending hit retail sales.

Imperial Brands rose 5.8p to £18.36 after it announced that Alison Cooper would step down from the role of CEO once a suitable successor was found.

Transport operator Stagecoach ticked up 2p to 133.7p on announcing the financial performance of its non-rail operations are broadly in line with expectations in a trading update.


CMC Markets gained 6% to 112.4p as it raised its full year guidance after a strong net trading revenue in the first half.

Third-party logistics company Wincanton was flat at 224p 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 0.6% to 71.6p 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 12.2% to 109.9p as it announced that Andrew Pardey would retire as CEO.

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

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

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