FTSE 100 closed out higher, advancing over 133 points to close at 6,968 on the day
The UK's premier share index finished down over 27 points at 6,834
The UK's blue-chip index closed down around 32 points at 6,862 on the day
FTSE 100 closed 40 points higher at 6,895, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 closed around 12 up at 18,429.
Footsie closed down over 63 points at 6,855 on the day
The UK blue-chip benchmark closed down around 24 points at 6,918, while FTSE 250 added nearly 107 points on the day
The Footsie has been dipping below and above the 6,800 mark throughout the day
The UK blue-chip benchmark added around 45 points at 6,906, while FTSE 250 surged even higher.
Trade talks between China and the US are said to be going very well, which has lit a fire under US equities
The FTSE 250 on the other hand, a better gauge of UK companies, added over 180 points at 17,976
It comes after a very strong jobs report from the US for December, which sent the dollar higher and US stocks skyward
The UK blue-chip benchmark finished around 41 points lower at 6,692
The FTSE 100 recovered in afternoon trading and closed up six points at 6,734
It's not been a great year for the Footsie; we'd like to take the opportunity to hope that next year is a better one for all of our readers
The blue-chip index ended a volatile week with a gain of around 149 points at close
"This year’s Boxing Day bonanza could be no more than a wicked bear trap set to lure investors into more trouble.”
At the 12.30pm close, the UK blue chip index was down 35 points at 6,685, just bouncing off the late session low of 6,661.04, with Friday’s 9 point Santa rally proving a false dawn
At the close, the UK blue-chip index was 9.24 points higher at 6,721.17 just below the late session peak of 6,733.00 and well above the early low of 6,653.65
"Investors aren’t willing to forgive Fed Chair Jeremy Powell yet; a soft open on Wall Street threatens to drag the FTSE lower into the close," said Fiona Cincotta at City Index
The UK's premier share index finished over 64 points higher at 6,765
Sinking copper and other metal prices amid China growth worries hurt BHP Group and Glencore
At the close, the FTSE 100 was down 71.93 points, or 1.1% at 6,773.24, just above the session low of 6,761.37 and well below the early high of 6,845.17.
Barratt Developments lost 2.69 points at 440.50p , while Persimmon also dropped 2.69% at 1,897p.
FTSE 100 closed the day down; Mid-cap cousin FTSE 250 was also off - down over 170 points
The benchmark index also gets a boost from optimism over US-China trade talks