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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 19 Oct 2017, 15:21 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7523.04 -
-19.83
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-0.26

Top winner and loser

Smurfit Kappa Group

2240.00 p +
+78.00
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+3.61

Unilever

4299.00 p -
-249.50
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-5.49
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

20131.52 -
-128.25
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-0.63

FTSE 350 Index

4180.10 -
-13.67
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-0.33

FTSE All Share Index

4127.21 -
-13.40
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-0.32

FTSE Techmark Index

4646.65 -
-12.99
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-0.28

(Close): London's leading shares gained ground on Monday, with miners leading the way.

The benchmark FTSE 100 index closed up 35.74 points, or 0.6%, at 6,563.65.

Miner Antofagasta was up 3.8%, with Fresnillo 3.5% higher and Anglo American rising 2.6%

Barclays also performed well, rising 3.4%, while Tesco enjoyed some respite from its recent troubles, rising 2.7% after appointing two non-executive directors to strengthen its boardroom.

The pound lost ground against the euro, down 0.2% to 1.2737 euros.

However, it gained 0.3% against the dollar, rising to $1.6015.