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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 18 Oct 2017, 15:21 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7542.87 +
+26.70
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+0.36

Top winner and loser

Pearson

687.00 p +
+20.00
+
+3.00

Shire Plc

3719.50 p -
-119.50
-
-3.11
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

20259.77 +
+128.82
+
+0.64

FTSE 350 Index

4193.77 +
+16.86
+
+0.40

FTSE All Share Index

4140.61 +
+16.16
+
+0.39

FTSE Techmark Index

4659.64 +
+4.16
+
+0.09

(Close): The London market ended the day marginally lower on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 index losing 35.69 points, or 0.53%, to end at 6,710.45.

Sterling rose sharply after the latest inflation report caused speculation that interest rates would rise before the end of the year.

Companies reliant on exports came under pressure due to the expected impact of a stronger currency.

Burberry and Primark owner, Associated British Foods were among the losers.

Burberry was down 1.81%. Associated British Foods fell 1.8%.

Imperial Tobacco's shares fell after it announced it would be borrowing to purchase a raft of new brands in the American market. Its price was down 3.69% at the close.

The biggest riser was the utility company, Telecom Plus, which forecast a strong first-half profit . Its shares rose 8%.

On the currency markets, sterling strengthened after figures showed inflation in June rose to 1.9%, up from 1.5% in May, fuelling speculation that interest rates may rise sooner than expected.

Sterling stood at $1.7147 against the dollar, a rise of 0.0069 cents. It closed 0.0095 cents higher against the euro with one pound buying 1.2635 euros.