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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 19 Oct 2017, 15:21 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7523.04 -
-19.83
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-0.26

Top winner and loser

Smurfit Kappa Group

2240.00 p +
+78.00
+
+3.61

Unilever

4299.00 p -
-249.50
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-5.49
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

20131.52 -
-128.25
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-0.63

FTSE 350 Index

4180.10 -
-13.67
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-0.33

FTSE All Share Index

4127.21 -
-13.40
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-0.32

FTSE Techmark Index

4646.65 -
-12.99
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-0.28

(Close): A rebound in mining stocks helped to lift the market, with the FTSE 100 up 19.59 points at 6,878.49.

News of a pick up in activity in China's factories boosted miners, with Anglo American shares up 2.33%.

China is the world's biggest consumer of metals, so the health of its economy is closely watched by the mining sector.

Shares in housebuilder Barratt rose 1.23% to 361.60p after Goldman Sachs lifted its rating on the firm to "buy."

Supermarket shares came under pressure amid speculation that Tesco will announce disappointing first quarter trading figures on Wednesday. Shares in Tesco fell 0.99% to 300.55p while rival Sainsbury's dropped 2.02% to 339.1p.

Shares in Shire rose 1.99% after The Times reported that the drugmaker had agreed a $5bn (£2.9bn) credit line to make a takeover bid for US firm NPS Pharmaceuticals.

On the currency markets, the pound slipped 0.03% against the dollar at $1.6751 but rose 0.2% against the euro to 1.2315 euros.