FTSE unruffled by May's new Brexit move

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(Close): Markets largely shrugged off Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that the government would be publishing a White Paper setting out its plans for leaving the EU.

By the close, the benchmark FTSE 100 share index was up 14 points or 0.2% at 7,164.43.

Sterling was up 0.78% against the dollar at $1.2619 and 0.65% higher against the euro at 1.1742 euros.

Miner Antofagasta was the top gainer on the FTSE, up 4%.