The world's biggest miner, BHP Billiton, up 2.2%, was among the FTSE 100 leaders
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The UK's premier index closed up around 36 points at 7,367.
The FTSE 100 closed nearly 31 points higher at 7,331, while FTSE 250 added over 42 at 20,500
The UK pound is off 0.14% against the US dollar, and flat against the Euro at the time of writing
FTSE 100 closed down nearly two points on the day at 7,302
It was around that level most of the day and closed at 7,304 - that's up around 0.37% on the week
The UK benchmark index of leading shares finished down nearly 32 points at 7,281
The UK blue chip index rose 34 points to 7,308 around 3.40pm
The UK bluechip index fell 25 points to 7,253 around 3.50pm
The UK's index of leading shares added 1.6 points, or 0.02% , to finish at 7,279, while sterling was up 0.80% against the US dollar
FTSE 100 finished down around 41 points or 0.56%, at 7,277 as its poor run continues
The UK blue chip index was about 10 points lower at 7,373, above the session low of 7,357.09 but below the morning peak of 7,397.74
The pound added 0.03% against the Euro and was up 0.40% against the US dollar..
Economists at ING said the August manufacturing data suggests “US business is weathering the protectionist storm for now"
The UK blue-chip index finished up over 72 points at 7,504, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 was also higher
European benchmarks also took a big hit, while on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down around 80 points