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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 04 Sep 2017, 11:23 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7419.43 -
-19.07
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-0.26

Top winner and loser

Fresnillo

1654.00 p +
+37.00
+
+2.29

Royal Mail

386.40 p -
-6.00
-
-1.53
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

19705.75 -
-80.43
-
-0.41

FTSE 350 Index

4117.27 -
-11.64
-
-0.28

FTSE All Share Index

4064.32 -
-11.43
-
-0.28

FTSE Techmark Index

4419.85 -
-30.32
-
-0.68

(Close): London's shares closed up on Friday after investors gave a modest welcome to US jobs figures which showed non-farm payrolls grew by 214,000 and the unemployment rate dipped to 5.8%.

The benchmark FTSE 100 index was 16.09 higher at 6567.2 4 points.

Insurers RSA and Admiral were major fallers, down 3% and 3.5% respectively.

Car insurance firm Admiral reported third-quarter turnover down 3% from a year ago, while a broker downgrade hit RSA.

On the winning side, three of the top five gainers were mining firms. Fresnillo, Glencore and Anglo American were up by 5%, 2% and 2.7% respectively.

Outside the 100 share index, interdealer broker Tullett Prebon was down 2% after reporting a 4% revenue drop in the July-to-October period.

And shares in the owner of the Canary Wharf Group, Songbird Estates, closed 3% lower at 310p after it rejected a takeover approach worth 295p a share from the Qatar Investment Authority and Canada's Brookfield.

On the currency markets, the pound was slightly higher against the dollar at $1.5845, but 0.4% lower against the euro to €1.2743.