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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 20 Oct 2017, 15:21 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7523.23 +
+0.19
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+0.00

Top winner and loser

Standard Chartered

772.10 p +
+23.40
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+3.13

Fresnillo

1367.00 p -
-51.00
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-3.60
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

20146.88 +
+15.36
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+0.08

FTSE 350 Index

4180.73 +
+0.63
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+0.02

FTSE All Share Index

4127.92 +
+0.71
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+0.02

FTSE Techmark Index

4648.00 +
+1.35
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+0.03

(Close): The news that Barack Obama had authorised air strikes against Islamist militants in Iraq pushed shares lower.

The FTSE 100 closed 0.45% lower, down 30.01, at 6,567.36.

Markets had already been under pressure this week because of concerns over the situation in Ukraine.

In the FTSE 250, oil firm Afren fell 5.5% at first after it suspended output at its Barda Rash oilfield in Iraq, but then recovered to stand just 0.9% lower.

Tui Travel shares gained 0.08% after the tour operator reported a 21% increase in third-quarter profits.

Bellway Homes dropped 0.2%. The housebuilder said the number of housing completions had risen by 21% in the year to end-July to 6,851, with the average selling price up by about 10% to £213,000.

On the currency markets, the pound fell 0.36% against the dollar to $1.67720 and dropped 0.71% against the euro to 1.2673 euros.