The wider FTSE-100 Index fell to its lowest level for nearly two months, down another 22.5 points to 6510, as sentiment continued to be hit by fears over US plans for the tapering of bond purchases.
THE UK service sector has continued to grow strongly but the rate of expansion has eased, according to a closely watched survey.
THE UK construction industry has recorded its best performance in six years but the Scottish housebuilding sector has yet to see the results of the upturn, according to surveys.
THE manufacturing sector has expanded for the eighth month in a row with new orders and employment levels soaring.
THE UK's dominant services sector grew in October at its fastest monthly pace since May 1997, and the increase in its workforce was the sharpest for more than 16 years, a key survey shows.