Industrial sector indices – half-year review

{{Industrial sector indices

% Jan-June 2000 Up/Down % Year Up/Down

Mining -23.07 down 5.35 upOil and gas 6.41 up 11.17 upChemicals -6.27 down -8.99 downSteel/Metals -40.38 down -24.20 downAerospace/Defence 3.75 up -3.26 downElectronic & Electrical eqpt 27.00 up 112.19 upEng & Machinery -11.49 down -9.60 downAutomobiles -8.95 down -17.69 downHousehold goods 20.48 up 9.37 upBeverages 10.07 up -10.34 downFood prod & processing 1.82 up -14.27 downPackaging -2.09 down 0.98 upPharmaceuticals 18.95 up 15.30 upUtilities 9.39 up -6.04 downIT -21.45 down 92.54 up

Information compiled from FTSE Actuaries Share Indices, producedin conjunction with the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries}}

{{Results round-up

Company Pre-tax profit Turnover £m £m This Last %Chg This Last %Chg

Booth Industries -0.45 -0.04 n/a 7.01 7.73 -9Interim to 31.3.00Druck Holdings 13.8 13.4 3 70.3 68.3 3Year to 31.3.00Europower -0.25 1.16 -122 30.9 30.1 3Year to 29.4.00Ferrum Holdings -4.17 0.41 -1117 15 14.2 6Year to 31.12.99First Technology 15.2 13.9 9 117 61 92Year to 30.4.00Intelek 1.75 -4.43 n/a 33.6 34.7 -3Year to 31.3.00Kenwood Appliances -1.12 -9.75 n/a 145 154 -6Year to 31.3.00Scottish & Newcastle 262 324 -19 3,572 3,294 8Year to 30.4.00Tomkins 467 462 1 5,618 5,345 5Year to 29.4.00

Information extracted from companies’ interim and preliminaryresults}}

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