The index dropped 0.24 points last Thursday, falling for the fifth consecutive week and has shed 4% since the spiral began. The FTSE-100 also faltered, closing at 95.10 points.
Xansa led the losers, falling 6% on renewed investor jitters after the computer services company issued a profits warning at the end of March.
Logica lost 4% as the City speculated on possibilities the mobile messaging specialist would not be involved in the development or production of Japan’s 3G J-phone MMS system.
The weakness of the computer services sector also impacted Misys and Sage, which both lost 3%. Sage’s drop came despite a mid-week jump after US rival Intuit increased its quarterly earnings. On a positive note, Reed Executive was up 7%.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016