The benchmark FTSE 100 fell 21.70 points to 4,129.10 at the close in London, regaining almost 20 poi...
The benchmark FTSE 100 fell 21.70 points to 4,129.10 at the close in London, regaining almost 20 points in the last hour of trading following chancellor Gordon Brown's statement regarding the euro.
Monday's biggest loser was Schroders that dropped 32p to 616p.
Hilton Group lost 5p to 182p.
Smiths Group – a UK company with businesses ranging from aerospace to health care - shed 18p to 680p.
BAE Systems gained 6p to 154p after the company's boss Mike Turner was said to be more interested in merging with a US group such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin or General Dynamics rather than with the French rival Thales.
Cadbury Schweppes advanced 4.5p to 357.25p.
British Land rose 5.25p to 519.25p after Deutsche Bank cut to "hold" from "buy".
Overseas, trading is looking bleak as the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 38.37 points to 9,024.42 and the S&P 500 has lost 8.11 points to 979.65.
Nasdaq's Composite index is also down 18.51 points to 1,609.16.
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