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The Independent Online
BLUE CHIPS were weighed down by worries that they had moved ahead too quickly and cautious comments from a clutch of groups, including the conglomerate Tomkins. Footsie fell 62.2 points to 6,085; at one time it was up 39.3. Supporting indices made single-figure gains.

Tomkins, the weakest Footsie constituent, lost 13p to 228.5p; British American Tobacco, following its takeover of rival Rothmans International, jumped 84p to 625p. Derek Pain, page 17

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