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(Close): New sanctions against Russia and the continuing debate about the impact of the Scottish referendum weighed on shares.

The FTSE 100 fell 30.5 points to 6,799.6, although banks RBS and Lloyds edged u more than 1% after clarifying their position on the referendum.

Standard Life also rose 1.47% after saying it was making contingency plans if the vote was for independence.

On the currency markets, the pound rose slightly against the euro and dollar.

In a busy session for retail results, supermarket Morrisons rose 1.2p to 177.8p despite reporting a 51% drop in half-year profits to £181m.

Shares in retailer Next fell by 3% despite a 19% rise in half year profits.

Sports Direct, up 0.85%, recovered some of Wednesday's lost ground following its latest trading update.

Weak Chinese inflation data, which showed more signs of cooling growth in the world's top metals user, sent the mining sector down 0.7%.