The blue-chip index inched down 0.1% this morning, as a high pound hit exporters such as Diageo and Unilever.
Retailers Tesco and Marks & Spencer dropped 1.8% and 4.9% respectively, despite raising their profit guidance after strong Christmas sales, but this was not enough to satisfy markets.
Online fashion retailer ASOS jumped 7.6% after announcing plans to move to London Stock Exchange's main market.
Things to read today:
Fed Says Economic Optimism Showing Signs of Cooling in Places (Bloomberg)
Fed’s Bullard: Four Interest Rate Rises in 2022 Now Appear Likely (WSJ)