Britain's FTSE knocked back by Ukraine tensions

jueves 27 de febrero de 2014 06:22 GYT
 

* FTSE 100 falls 0.9 pct

* Russia jet report spooks markets

* RBS and RSA fall as new CEOs undertake overhauls

* Capita among companies to report good results

* WPP hit on margin concerns

By Alistair Smout

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index fell on Monday, led lower by a drop in the futures market as investors were spooked by building tension over Ukraine, giving away a steady start following mixed corporate updates.

The FTSE 100 fell 59.95 points, or 0.9 percent to 6,739.20 points at 0959, having been steady an hour earlier, with traders citing a report from Interfax that Russian aircraft had been put on high-alert on the Ukrainian border as behind the move.

"There's talk in the market of Russian jets being put on high-alert, and speculation that they'll intervene in some way in the Ukrainian crisis," Zeg Choudhry, head of equities trading at Northland Capital, said.   Continuación...