Around the World's Markets: London

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EQUITIES WERE ruffled by the signs of a division between President Bill Clinton and US banking chief Alan Greenspan and a sell-off of US internet shares. Worries about big full year provisions at HSBC also unsettled the stock market and the Footsie ended 83.3 points down at 6,022.3p.

Telewest Communications, the cable group, led the retreat, falling 19p to 244p. Unilever, 37.5p at 612.5p, was hit by worries about the impact of the Brazilian devaluation and HSBC gave up 48p at 1,718p.