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A VOLATILE session left Footsie just 9.7 points lower at 5,770.2. At one time it was down 82.2. Supporting shares also lost ground. An already nervous market was weighed down by anxiety over New York, where weakness in Internet stocks filtered through to shares which had surfed on the Internet buying spree.

The ONdigital twosome Carlton Communication, 38p to 596p, and Granada, 8.5p to 1,126.5p, were ruffled by BSkyB's much better-than-expected growth in its digital TV operations.