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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 20 Feb 2018, 12:33 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7237.46 -
-10.20
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-0.14

Top winner and loser

Evraz

429.50 p +
+17.50
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+4.25

BHP Billiton

1500.60 p -
-61.40
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-3.93
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

19800.28 +
+146.71
+
+0.75

FTSE 350 Index

4036.64 +
+0.45
+
+0.01

FTSE All Share Index

3988.84 +
+0.51
+
+0.01

FTSE Techmark Index

4443.08 +
+43.82
+
+1.00

(Close): Shares on the FTSE 100 have risen in late trading to finish the day 0.28% higher at 6,721.51.

The London blue chip index partially clawed back its 2.5% loss of the previous day when the falling oil price sent energy stocks tumbling.

Power firm Aggreko led the gainers with a 3.76% rise to 1,572p.

Royal Mail gained 3.6% to 437.6p after speculation that the government could step in to protect postal users if necessary.

Coca-Cola lost 2.33% of its value. Sports Direct's shares slid 1.94% to 657p a share.

Sterling fell 0.72% against the dollar and 0.3% against the struggling euro, making one euro worth 71p.

The Brent crude oil price rose 1.2% on the day to $57.12.