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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 10 Jan 2018, 09:36 GMT *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
7749.21 +
+18.19
+
+0.24

Top winner and loser

Micro Focus International

2263.00 p +
+62.00
+
+2.82

Taylor Wimpey

202.10 p -
-6.80
-
-3.26
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

20811.18 -
-63.77
-
-0.31

FTSE 350 Index

4308.38 +
+6.17
+
+0.14

FTSE All Share Index

4254.05 +
+5.93
+
+0.14

FTSE Techmark Index

4623.07 -
-5.95
-
-0.13

(Close): The pound fell against the dollar after a speech by the Bank of England's Mark Carney was interpreted as meaning no rate rise until 2015.

Sterling fell to a 10-week low, and finished at $1.6695, after Mr Carney halved the average wage forecast for this year.

The pound also fell against the euro, and at close was down 0.68% at 1.249 euros.

On the stock market, shares were higher at close.

The FTSE 100 index was up 0.37%, or 24.26 points at 6,656.68.

The security firm G4S was the top riser on the FTSE 100, up 5.27%, after its earnings showed a return to profit.

The biggest faller was Admiral Group, down 5.45%, after it reported a 9% drop in premiums.