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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 25 Sep 2017, 15:37 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7301.29 -
-9.35
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-0.13

Top winner and loser

Convatec Group

271.00 p +
+4.00
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+1.50

Mediclinic International

645.50 p -
-35.00
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-5.14
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

19566.42 +
+49.06
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+0.25

FTSE 350 Index

4057.88 -
-2.59
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-0.06

FTSE All Share Index

4006.88 -
-1.98
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-0.05

FTSE Techmark Index

4529.13 +
+25.16
+
+0.56

(Close): Shares in London closed higher on Monday, helped by news of progress in talks between Russia and Ukraine.

The FTSE 100 index closed up 56.31 points, or 0.84%, at 6,745.39.

Homebuilder Bovis Homes shares rose 5% after it reported a 150% rise in half year operating profits and increased its estimate for the full year. The healthy dividend on offer also helped.

Profits were £51.2m, and the company built a record number of homes in the period.

The engineering firm Smiths Group saw its shares jump suddenly towards the end of the trading session. They closed up more than 4%, the best performer on the FTSE 100.

UK chip designer ARM Holdings was also among the best performers on the index, up 2.7%, after Goldman Sachs turned positive on the company.

Sterling is up 0.19% against the dollar at 1.6750, and is up 0.56% against the euro to 1.25250 euros.