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Airlines go into reverse after London airspace problems, as FTSE slumps | Business | The Guardian

The decision confirms a provisional determination in August and was met with relief by investors in Severn Trent and United Utilities as the pair's shares rose 22p to 1937p and 31p to 903p. Investec analyst Roshan Patel said the final determination by Ofwat gave a "balanced outcome" for shareholders. Outside the top flight, shares in Hargreaves Services slumped 13% after it announced the closure of its Monckton coke works and said the outlook for its surface coal mining operations had been hit by falling prices. The sites are performing well but 2016 forward coal prices have fallen by a further 4 per tonne in the last three months. Meanwhile, housebuilder Bellway dipped 3% or 55p to 1837p after it said trading has returned to a more normal seasonal pattern, although its reservation rate has remained "robust" at 147 a week. The biggest FTSE 100 risers were United Utilities up 31p at 903p, Severn Trent ahead 22p at 1937p, Sainsbury's up 1.2p at 227.5p and Weir ahead 4p to 1699p.

FTSE 100 reeling from £112bn slump | Herald Scotland

Severn Trent added 22p to 19.37. There were only two other risers in the leading index. J Sainsbury edged 1.2p higher to 227.5p on recovery hopes, while pump maker Weir was up 4p at 16.99 after Canaccord Genuity moved from hold to buy. Airline shares made early gains on the prospect of lower fuel costs, but air traffic control problems over London sent them into reverse by the close of play. British Airways owner International Airlines Group ended 5.2p lower at 456.8p while easyJet was down 28p at 16.40.