LONDON May 21 Britain's benchmark index edged
off 13-year highs early on Tuesday, led by a selloff in cruise
operator Carnival Corporation.
Shares in Carnival shed 14.8 percent as the group said it
expects lower revenue due to the lower ticket pricing that it is
employing to attract passengers following a string of
It was the top faller on the FTSE 100, which was
down 0.1 percent at 6,747.60 points at 0713 GMT.
The index's fall was mitigated by rallies in retailers
Burberry and Marks & Spencer after they
reported estimate-beating results.
Shares in Burberry rose 1.6 percent as the group posted a 14
percent rise in full-year pretax profit while Marks & Spencer,
up 2 percent, saw its profit fall, but less than analysts had
(Reporting By Francesco Canepa; editing by Blaise Robinson)