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The Independent Online
SHARES ENDED the week higher as bid rumours and optimism on US interest rates underpinned sentiment. The FTSE 100 closed 34.2 better at 6,527.8 despite an uncertain start on Wall Street.

The session was marked by the expiry of the June options series, boosting turnover and volatility in the morning. The undercard had a quieter day, with the Mid Cap finishing 11.1 higher at 5,913.6, its best level in 1999, and the Small Cap ending 7.1 better at 2,639.0.