Alcoholic beverages rose 3.1 per cent on further buying of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan, which are planning to merge.
THE WORST performing sector was household goods, which fell 5.4 per cent. This sector is dominated by Reckitt & Colman, which also dropped 5.4 per cent. The company made a positive statement at its AGM about robust sales in the first four months of the year, but warned that the strength of sterling was an issue and could hurt profits. Copyright: IOS & BloombergReuse content