Around the World's Markets: London

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The Independent Online
LEADING SHARES finished higher after a dull session yesterday, helped by a sharp early gains on Wall Street. Trading was subdued for most of the day, as most dealers remained on the sidelines after the sharp moves seen during the week.

The FTSE 100 closed 15.8 higher to 5581.9 after a strong opening rally by the Dow helped to reverse earlier losses. The second liners traded sideways for most of the session and close marginally lower. The FTSE- 250 shed 5.9 to 4750.7, while the Small Cap lost 3 to 2018.4.

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