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As of 03:24 25 June 2017 - Market closed
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FTSE 100 slides as pound rises

UK shares lose ground but the pound climbs against the dollar.



FTSE falls as oil remains under pressure

Shares in oil companies weigh on the UK share index as crude prices remain above $45 a barrel.



Provident leads financial stocks lower

The blue chip index slips after subprime lender sees its shares fall by 17.5%.



FTSE 100 dragged lower by commodities

The blue chip index slips after falls in the price of copper, iron and oil.

FTSE 100 pares earlier gains

Let's get a quick update on the FTSE 100 - and it's currently at 7,513.43, a fall of 10 points or 0.14%.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney's speech caused sterling to fall and that drove the FTSE 100 higher, on the grounds that companies in the index, which make a lot of their profits abroad, benefit from a weaker pound.

But as the graph above shows, the FTSE has since retreated from those gains.



FTSE 100 ends higher

The index followed other European markets higher after the success of Emmanuel Macron's party in the French legislative elections.

Stock markets across Europe higher

The FTSE 100 is up around half a percent at 7,497.

Sainsbury remains the big winner with a 2.5% gain.

There are stronger gains for stock markets on the continent of Europe.

In Paris the Cac-40 index is up almost 1%, following the large parliamentary majority won by Emmanuel Macron in Sunday's election.

Airbus is the leading share there with a 2.2% gain, it announced an order for 100 of its A320neo jets from a leasing firm.

In Frankfurt the Dax is up 0.8%, with steelmaker Thyssenkrupp the biggest winner.


FTSE 100 pushes higher

The FTSE 100 has made healthy gains in early trading. It's up almost 1% at 7,522.

Banks are doing well so far. Barclays is up almost 2%, Lloyds Banking Group is up almost 1%, RBS is up more than 1%.

Miners are also doing well, Anglo American is up 1.8%.



FTSE 100 closes 0.6% up

Tesco and Sainsbury, down 4.9% and 3.8% respectively, were the main FTSE 100 losers. Marks & Spencer also fell 1.9%. Investors were spooked by Amazon's surprise deal to buy supermarket chain Whole Foods.

Whole Foods, although based mainly in the US, has nine outlets in the UK. Amazon already has a limited partnership with Morrison.

Away from the retail sector, shares in Rolls-Royce rose 1.4% after the engineering group said it had made a good start to 2017, with "all businesses performing in line with expectations".

The company also revealed that the weakness of the pound was set to lift revenues by £400m and profits by £50m. The drop in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote means that Rolls-Royce's dollar earnings are worth more when converted back into sterling.

The biggest risers on the FTSE 100 were St James's Place, up 4.2%, and Mondi, up 4.1%. The blue chip index itself closed up 0.6% at 7,463.5 points.

On the currency markets, the pound rose 0.2% against the dollar to $1.2787, but slipped 0.16% against the euro to 1.1424 euros.


Supermarket shares hit by Amazon deal

Shares in Tesco and Sainsbury's close lower on news of Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods.
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