FTSE 100 eases back from earlier losses
(Close): London's FTSE 100 eased back from a fall of more than 1% to close down by 0.34% at 6,895.8 points.
Capita was for the second day the biggest faller, ending 4% lower - having sunk 27% on Thursday after a profit warning.
Banks recovered from heavy falls after speculative reports that troubled Deutsche Bank's US fine may be reduced.
Oil prices, boosted this week in the wake of hopes of an Opec agreement to cut output, made further gains.