In the battle of over-hyped companies, neither Apple or Tesla is winning
The index of blue-chip shares was off 20 points at 7,243.64 amid the ratcheting up of tensions between Washington and Pyongyang
US benchmarks are still lower on Wall Street in mid afternoon trade on Thursday
Safestyle UK has more cash than it needs at present
The Fed has four meetings left before Yellen's term as chair is due to end in February, 2018
Sterling's strength weighed on FTSE 100 stocks today
Cyanconnode shares powered higher on news of its biggest ever order, which should provide a tonic after half-year results earlier this month showed revenue had almost halved
The FTSE 100 remained in positive territory while the Dow set another new high.
US stocks are set to continue higher on Tuesday after a positive finish yesterday
Petro Matad was the morning's standout loser, with its shares losing more than 35%, meanwhile, in the blue-chip market the supermarkets were moving higher.
The benchmark for UK blue-chip shares closed up almost 38 at 7,253
Janet Yellen's tenure as Fed chair ends in February, 2018..
Some of the main news-driven risers and fallers at 3.35pm...
After a hesitant start, stocks closed mostly higher, despite economic data that revealed the effects of recent hurricanes on US economic activity
The FTSE 100 fell 80 points to 7,215 on a good day for the sterling
A look at some of the top risers and fallers in London at 3.30pm...
Oracle's fiscal first quarter earnings were better than expected, but the second quarter outlook statement did not come up to snuff
The S&P 500 is down 3.97 at 2,494 and the tech heavy Nasdaq is down 23 points at 6,436.
Some of the main news-driven risers and fallers at 3.45pm...
Despite the fanfare, Apple's launch event did not seem to go down that well in the market
The heavyweight dragged on the FTSE 100, which closed down 20.99 points
Some of the main news driven risers and fallers at 3.40pm…
The Dow Jones was up 44 points going into close; S&P500 and Nasdaq were also higher
As trading in London draws to a close, all eyes turn to the launch of Apple's latest iPhone which is scheduled to take place at 6pm UK time
Some of the main news-driven risers and fallers at 3.30pm...