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The FTSE 250, a more UK company focused index, added around 328 points to 19,131
Britain's blue-chip benchmark finished up around 31 points at 7,029
The footsie closed Friday down around 11 points, or 0.16%, to 6,995.
The UK blue-chip benchmark finished down nearly 139 points lower at 7,006 - not far from the 7,000 mark
Footsie finished down nearly 92 points, or 1.27%, at 7,145.
The more UK company focused FTSE 250 however, shed around 96 points to close at 19,549
In the currency markets, sterling is around flat against the Euro and down 0.43% against the US dollar.
The UK blue - chip index finished down 99.8 points at 7,318, while FTSE 250 was also lower
The Footsie closed down nearly 92 points at 7,418, while the other major European benchmarks were also lower.
Mid-cap cousin FTSE 250 also closed in positive territory - up around 35 points to stand at 20,300
FTSE 100 was on the losing team all day and closed down over 21 points at 7,474
The UK blue-chip index closed down around 14 points at 7,495 as the stronger pound weighed
FTSE 100 closed the day 35 points lower as the situation in Italy rattled markets
The pound is off 0.52% against the greenback at the time of writing..
The UK blue-chip index closed nearly four points higher at 7,511
Brent crude is up over 3% at $81.50 a barrel at the time of writing..
The UK blue-chip index lost almost 32 points at 7,458
Around 4pm, the UK bluechip index was 109 points higher at 7,476, just easing back from the session peak of 7,495 after a strong week
The UK's premier index closed up around 36 points at 7,367.
The FTSE 100 closed nearly 31 points higher at 7,331, while FTSE 250 added over 42 at 20,500
The UK pound is off 0.14% against the US dollar, and flat against the Euro at the time of writing
FTSE 100 closed down nearly two points on the day at 7,302
It was around that level most of the day and closed at 7,304 - that's up around 0.37% on the week
The UK benchmark index of leading shares finished down nearly 32 points at 7,281