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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 20 Feb 2018, 16:36 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7246.77 -
-0.89
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-0.01

Top winner and loser

Evraz

432.70 p +
+20.70
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+5.02

BHP Billiton

1490.40 p -
-71.60
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-4.58
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

19802.91 +
+149.34
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+0.76

FTSE 350 Index

4041.03 +
+4.84
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+0.12

FTSE All Share Index

3991.90 +
+3.57
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+0.09

FTSE Techmark Index

4456.05 +
+56.79
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+1.29

(Close): The FTSE closed higher as blue-chip shares built on their strong performance last week.

Saudi petroleum minister Ali Naimi's comments that the oil price would recover spurred a brief rebound in Brent crude to $63 a barrel, before it eased to $60 a barrel.

Shares in oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and BP rose sharply before closing almost flat.

The FTSE 100 index rose 31.47 points, or 0.5%, to 6576.74.

Tesco shares were down 2.4% at 181p. The Financial Reporting Council announced on Monday it would be investigating "the preparation, approval and audit" of Tesco's financial statements for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 financial years.

Shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher rose 1.8% to 330.1p after the DIY retailer said it had sold a majority stake in its B&Q China business.

Kingfisher is selling a 70% stake in the business to Wumei Holdings for £140m.

On the currency markets, the pound slipped 0.03% against the dollar to $1.5622 and fell 0.2% against the euro to €1.2754.