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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 23 Feb 2018, 16:36 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7244.41 -
-7.98
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-0.11

Top winner and loser

BT Group

244.05 p +
+11.70
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+5.04

International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI)

587.20 p -
-35.40
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-5.69
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

19801.05 +
+64.99
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+0.33

FTSE 350 Index

4039.88 -
-1.40
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-0.03

FTSE All Share Index

3991.50 -
-0.90
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-0.02

FTSE Techmark Index

4409.24 -
-44.73
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-1.00

(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.