This week’s results

{{Industrial sector indices

% Week Up/Down % Year Up/Down

Mining 4.85 Up 6.99 UpOil and gas -5.19 Down -7.21 DownChemicals 2.24 Up -12.39 DownSteel/Metals -1.08 Down -26.45 DownAerospace/Defence 0.17 Up -1.72 DownElectronic & Electrical eqpt 0.90 Up 120.92 UpEng & Machinery -0.08 Down -13.39 DownAutomobiles 0.69 Up -17.33 DownHousehold goods -1.37 Down 0.86 UpBeverages -0.92 Down -8.22 DownFood prod & processing -0.96 Down -18.45 DownPackaging 0.24 Up -4.57 DownPharmaceuticals -3.78 Down 14.65 UpUtilities -1.72 Down -7.34 DownIT 11.26 Up 99.32 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

ARM Holdings 16.6 7.4 124 44.5 27.5 62Interim to 30.6.00Hyder 76.7 206 -63 1,286 1,294 -1Interim to 31.3.00Osmetech -4.47 -2.54 n/a 0.48 0.76 -37Year to 30.4.00Range Cooker 2.83 2.2 29 12.1 9.73 24Year to 30.4.00Ultra Electronics 10.6 10.5 1 107 95.5 12Interim to 30.6.00

Information extracted from companies’ interim and preliminaryresults}}

Strong arm: Microprocessor developer ARM Holdings more than doubled pre-tax profits to £16.6m in the first half of 2000. Development systems sales rocketed to 14% of total revenues, and new consumer, networking and imaging products incorporating ARM technology appeared on the market.

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