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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 15 Dec 2017, 16:21 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
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Sky

1018.00 p +
+28.00
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+2.83

NMC Health

2800.00 p -
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-2.37
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FTSE 250 Index

20048.61 +
+42.34
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+0.21

FTSE 350 Index

4162.18 +
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FTSE All Share Index

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+20.38
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+0.50

FTSE Techmark Index

4562.38 -
-9.97
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-0.22

(Close): Mining shares led the FTSE 100 higher after a survey indicated China's manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace for six months in June.

China is the world's biggest consumer of metals, so the news lifted the mining sector in London.

Shares in Anglo American rose by 4%, while Rio Tinto and Fresnillo rose by 3% and BHP Billiton ended 2.9% higher.

The benchmark FTSE 100 index ended up 58.98 points, or 0.87%, at 6802.92.

Shares in Morrisons supermarket fell by 1.74% after the latest survey from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel showed them losing sales and market share.

Sales at Morrisons fell 3.8% with its market share down to 10.9% from 11.7%.

In the FTSE 250, shares in online retailer Ocado fell 4.4% despite it reporting a half-year pre-tax profit of £7.5m.

Analysts noted a slowdown in sales growth and there are also concerns about fierce price competition in the grocery sector.

Shares in Greggs rose 4.38% after the bakery chain said it was on track to report better half-year results.

Like-for-like revenues increased 3.2% in the 26 weeks to 28 June, and Greggs says it now expects to report half-year operating profits of £16m-£17m, compared with £11.5m a year earlier.

On the currency markets, the pound rose 0.31% against the dollar to $1.7159 and was up 0.34% against the euro at 1.2536 euros.