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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 30 Jan 2015, 10:54 ET *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
6791.00 -
-19.60
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-0.29

Top winner and loser

Randgold Resources Ltd.

5700.00 p +
+280.00
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+5.17

Diageo

1963.50 p -
-59.00
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-2.92
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

16356.86 -
-2.16
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-0.01

FTSE 350 Index

3708.50 -
-9.10
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-0.24

FTSE All Share Index

3641.77 -
-8.49
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-0.23

FTSE Techmark Index

3613.79 -
-13.48
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-0.37

(Close): Broadcaster ITV was the biggest riser on the London stock market on Thursday.

The company's share price climbed 6.2% after it emerged that US cable giant Liberty Global had bought a 6.4% stake in it.

Liberty, which bought Virgin Media last year, paid BSkyB £481m to acquire the shares.

By the end of the day the benchmark FTSE 100 index closed down 46.35 points, or 0.68%, at 6,738.32.

Big losers included Sports Direct, which fell 2.2% despite a "record" 15% rise in annual pre-tax profits to £239.5m.

The biggest faller was online appliances retailer AO World, whose shares fell 6.1% to 229p.

The drop came despite the firm saying trading for the three months to 30 June saw like-for-like sales grow 30% compared to the same period a year ago.

Analysts attributed the fall to fears over the firm's expansion into Germany, planned for later this year.

On the currency markets, the pound was down 0.2% against the dollar at $1.7103, and 0.22% lower against the euro at 1.2642 euros.

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