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Last Updated at 04 Sep 2017, 11:23 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
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(Close): HSBC and Standard Chartered were among the biggest losers on Monday as uncertainty over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong rattled markets.

The two banking giants shed 2.3% and 1.6% respectively amid fears over their exposure to the Hong Kong economy.

Overall, the FTSE 100 closed flat, down 2.79 points or 0.04% at 6,646.6.

On the upside, oil firm Petrofac was the top performer, up 2.9%, after Credit Suisse upgraded its rating to "outperform" from "neutral."

Standard Chartered and HSBC have a major presence in Hong Kong and both had to close branches temporarily at the height of Monday's protests.

"It's clear that disruption [in Hong Kong] is weighing on investor sentiment," said Jeremy Batstone-Carr, head of private client research at Charles Stanley.

"The longer disruption continues, the more likely its impact will become material for businesses with exposure to the former colony."

Also seeing negative sentiment from Asia were mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, down 1.3% and 0.7% respectively, after data showed industrial profits fell in China in August.

"Events in Hong Kong are unfortunately adding to pre-existing nerves with regards to the outlook for China - a key export market for the miners," said Keith Bowman, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

On the currency markets, the pound was up 0.1% against the dollar at $1.6262, but 0.05% lower against the euro at 1.2802 euros. The drop marked the pound's first daily fall in two weeks against the euro, which gained momentum from positive German inflation data.