Around the World's Markets: London

FOOTSIE WEAKENED again, pulled down by another weak performance in New York. The blue chip index was lowered 31.4 points (after 49.9) in another busy session with share turnover topping 1 billion. The supporting indices were in better form. The mid cap index rose 22.2 to 5,248.3 and the small cap 6 to 2,277.3.

Cigarette shares made headway following the High Court dismissal of 46 smoking and cancer related claims. Gallaher improved 17.5p to 437.5p. Derek Pain, page 21