Tesco's woes drag down FTSE 100

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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 23 Oct 2014, 11:36 ET *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
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(Close): London's benchmark FTSE 100 index recovered early losses to close up 18.46 points, or 0.3%, at 6,418.19.

British Airways owner IAG led the way, rising 3.4% after a Credit Suisse put out a positive analyst note.

Troubled supermarket Tesco provided the biggest story of the day, announcing chairman Sir Richard Broadbent would leave after the firm revealed a bigger-than-forecast hole in profits.

Tesco was the worst performer on the index, down 6.6%.

Tullow Oil, down 4.2%, and Unilever, 3.7% lower, also suffered.

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline enjoyed a second day of gains, up 2.5% after announcing better-than-expected profits on Wednesday.

On the currency markets, the pound was almost unchanged against the dollar at $1.6037 and dropped 0.2% against the euro to 1.2666 euros.

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