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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 25 Jul 2014, 11:36 ET *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
6791.55 -

Top winner and loser

Royal Bank of Scotland Group

364.20 p +

British Sky Broadcasting Group

874.50 p -
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

15691.81 -

FTSE 350 Index

3685.04 -

FTSE All Share Index

3619.34 -

FTSE Techmark Index

3289.95 -

(Close): Shares in London closed lower on Friday, with the broadcaster BSkyB the biggest faller.

Shares in BSkyB fell 5.4% to 874.50p after it announced a deal to merge its German and Italian businesses to create Sky Europe.

On the upside, shares in RBS surged more than 10% to 364.20p. It released earnings early because they were stronger than the market anticipated.

The FTSE index closed down 29.91 points, or 0.44%, to 6,791.55.

Mark Priest, senior trader at ETX Capital said: "There's uncertainty out there in Ukraine and the market had a bit of an exit move."

The construction firms Balfour Beatty and Carillion also saw their shares surge - up 9% and 7% respectively - after they confirmed they had started merger talks.

On the currency markets, the pound dipped 0.09% against the dollar to $1.69710 while it rose 0.15% against the euro to 1.2636 euros.

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