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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 11 Sep 2017, 15:36 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
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Provident Financial

825.00 p +

Associated British Foods

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FTSE 250 Index

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FTSE All Share Index

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FTSE Techmark Index

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(Close): A 34% plunge in shares in banknote printer De La Rue was the most eye-catching move on the London Stock Exchange.

The fall was prompted by a profit warning from the company. De La Rue also slashed its dividend.

Sainsbury shares fell almost 3% after it announced a round of price cuts. It plans to lower base prices on thousands of food products.

It is also simplifying the way it matches prices at rival supermarkets.

In future it plans to match Asda's prices.

Other supermarkets saw their shares fall too, with Morrisons down 1.8%.

Tesco was down 0.5%. Shares have now fallen almost 17% since the company revealed that profits were overstated by £250m in the first half of the financial year.

Shares in waste management firm Shanks Group slumped more than 12% after it warned profits would be 15% lower than expected.

It blamed strong competition in Belgium and the Netherlands.

After opening lower, the FTSE 100 ended the day up 9.7 points, or 0.2%, at 6,649.39.

As well as recent profit warnings, traders say the prospect that Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and his team of policy makers may raise interest rates is also depressing the market.

"I think the FTSE has more downside than upside to be honest in the next week or so," said Matt Piggin, a trader at ETX Capital.

He thinks the FTSE 100 could fall back to 6,600 points: "You had Carney saying yesterday that interest rates are going to rise sooner rather than later so any reiteration of that stance is going to cause more of a sell-off."

On the currency markets, the pound was down more than half a cent against the dollar at $1.6262, and almost unchanged against the euro at 1.2812 euros.