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Last Updated at 20 Oct 2017, 15:21 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
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(Close): London's index of leading shares edged up on Friday, but oil and mining stocks lost ground.

By the close, the benchmark FTSE 100 was up 63.47 points or 0.95% at 6,742.84.

During the day, oil firms Petrofac and Tullow Oil fell 1.71% and 3.15% respectively.

At the same time, gold miner Randgold Resources was down by 2.85%, while Acacia Mining shed 3.55%.

On the currency markets, the pound was down slightly against the dollar at $1.5559. It nudged up 0.13% against the euro to €1.2679.

Oil prices continued their downward trend with Brent crude selling for $68.91 a barrel by the close, down 1.1%.