This week’s results

{{Industrial sector indices

% Week Up/Down % Year Up/Down

Mining 1.27 Up -6.51 DownOil and gas 3.79 Up 2.59 UpChemicals -0.95 Down -14.42 DownSteel/Metals -0.89 Down -38.08 DownAerospace/Defence -1.80 Down 2.89 UpElectronic & Electrical eqpt 2.95 Up 143.20 UpEng & Machinery 0.29 Up -17.52 DownAutomobiles 1.22 Up -17.11 DownHousehold goods -1.68 Down -8.70 DownBeverages 2.21 Up -5.22 DownFood prod & processing 4.54 Up -14.24 DownPackaging -0.88 Down -10.07 DownPharmaceuticals 3.54 Up 31.70 UpUtilities 0.42 Up 0.10 UpIT -4.68 Down 101.00 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

TI Group 146.5 130.4 12 1,679 1,248 35Half year to 30.6.00GKN 259 251 3 2,481 2,191 13First half 2000Unilever 1,240 1,360 -9 13,580 13,350 2First half 2000BP 2,400 1,370 75 26,000 15,000 73Second quarter 2000Psion 3 0.1 2900 94.3 64.2 47Half year to 30.6.00BOC Group 341 273 25 2,820 2,360 199 months to 30.6.00

Information extracted from companies’ interim and preliminaryresults}}

The surging price of crude oil led to a bumper second quarter for BP, as profits soared. The company said increased production levels, efficiency and major strategic acquisitions had left it ready to withstand future price-volatility.

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