Earnings pain sees FTSE fall back
October 26, 2012 6:21 PM EST
At 8.06 a.m. British Time, the FTSE 100 index <.FTSE> was down 22.23 points, or 0.4 percent at 5,782.82, having finished flat on Thursday.
Anglo American , however, bucked the weak trend, adding 1.9 percent on speculative interest after the miner said its Chief Executive Cynthia Carroll has decided to step down from her post with the board's agreement.
(Reporting by Jon Hopkins)