Despite early signs that the FTSE would end the day up, losses this afternoon saw the index of 100 l...
Despite early signs that the FTSE would end the day up, losses this afternoon saw the index of 100 leading shares fall 36.90 points to 4,161.10 by the close.
Still, the index rounded off a second month in a row of gains, setting the scene for an interesting autumn in light of fears that the rally this year has been overdone.
AstraZenica led the losers by sheding 106p to 2430p after concerns over lawsuits to defend drug patents.
Royal & Sun Alliance closed down 5.75p at 138.5p.
Mitchells & Butlers - the former pubs division of Six Continents, formerly Bass - jumped 11p to
252p when it said it would not bid for Scottish & Newcastle's pubs being put up for sale.
United Utilities rose 2.5p to 107.5p after it said it would seek to raise bills charged to customers by 20% to pay for more investments in water infrastructure.
Shares in the US are relatively unchanged ahead of the Labor Day weekend and the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is up just 2 points to 9,377.
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