This week’s results

{{Industrial sector indices

% Week Up/Down % Year Up/Down

Mining -1.17 Down -1.81 DownOil and gas 3.05 Up 2.46 UpChemicals 0.52 Up -11.70 DownSteel/Metals -4.25 Down -34.58 DownAerospace/Defence 1.71 Up 6.79 UpElectronic & Electrical eqpt 0.57 Up 133.32 UpEng & Machinery 0.88 Up -15.69 DownAutomobiles -0.05 Down -15.17 DownHousehold goods -2.97 Down -7.48 DownBeverages -1.30 Down -6.41 DownFood prod & processing -0.54 Down -15.29 DownPackaging -1.02 Down -10.34 DownPharmaceuticals 3.82 Up 25.78 UpUtilities 1.60 Up 1.46 UpIT -1.46 Down 114.33 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

ICI 224 166 35 2810 2815 -0First half 2000Filtronic -3.9 12.5 -131 222 187 19Year to 31.05.00Renishaw 28.1 25.8 9 105.6 96.2 10Year to 30.06.00Mayflower 30.2 26.2 15 335 333.9 +0Half year to 30.06.00Cookson 92 64.5 43 1136 703 62First half 2000

Information extracted from companies’ interim and preliminaryresults}}

ICI reported first-half pre-tax profits up 35% to £224m, at the top end of the City’s expectations. The chemicals giant’s chairman Charles Miller Smith said the strong performance showed its restructuring programme was working.

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