A&L results fail to lift FTSE

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The FTSE 100 has ended the day down 55.2 points, or 0.86%, to 6,357.1 as miners offset gains by financial stocks.

Alliance & Leicester posted the biggest gains with a rise of 7.79% to £11.49, after its results revealed a healthy rise in profit and an increase in mortgage and unsecured lending. Meanwhile Amvescap...

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