FTSE falls as US investor confidence slips

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After remaining broadly stable in early trade, London shares began to fall after US markets opened with negative sentiment, and the FTSE 100 closed down 75.04 points (1.41%) at 5,236.26.

Wolseley shares climbed 56p (13.53%) to 470p after the firm revealed it would not break its debt covenants, while BG Group added 51p (4.53%) to £11.76. Friends Provident shares dropped 9.1 points (8.75%)...

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