The week in figures

{{Industrial sector indices

% Week Up/Down % Year Up/Down

Mining 4.97 up 11.51 upOil and gas 1.20 up 11.82 upChemicals 0.17 up -2.47 downSteel/Metals -4.03 down -23.25 downAerospace/Defence 0.92 up -6.43 downElectronic & Electrical eqpt -4.64 down 109.21 upEng & Machinery 0.21 up -9.86 downAutomobiles -1.39 down -6.61 downHousehold goods -1.73 down 11.41 upBeverages 6.30 up -11.06 downFood prod & processing 0.66 up -16.01 downPackaging 0.76 up 1.94 upPharmaceuticals -0.25 down 2.18 upUtilities -2.04 down -7.99 downIT -5.20 down 121.80 up

Information compiled from FTSE Actuaries Share Indices, produced inconjunction with the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries}}

{{Results round-up

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

AEA Technology 29.7 28.7 3 363 354 3Year to 31.3.00Alba 19.3 15.3 26 330 284 16Year to 31.3.00Beauford 0.07 -19.4 n/a 13.6 32.5 -5.8Interim to 31.12.99Chemring 3.22 1.1 193 29.5 29.3 1Interim to 28.4.00European Colour 4.88 4.25 15 43.2 30.5 42Year to 31.3.00Johnson Matthey 157 138 14 3,866 3,385 14Year to 31.3.00Renold 9.6 12.4 -23 174.2 171.6 2Year to 1.4.00Eliza Tinsley 2.82 3.11 -9 79.2 69.7 14Year to 31.3.00Victrex 7.83 6.21 26 28.3 24.2 17Interim to 31.3.00

Information extracted from companies’ interim and preliminaryresults}}

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