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Weir Group shares among Footsie fallers

London's leading shares index ended the week moving further away from the elusive 6,000 mark today as it fell into the red on concerns over the US fiscal cliff.

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Parkmead Group shares up another 3.3%

London's leading shares index stood still today as investors heeded warnings that figures showing an end to the UK's double-dip recession masked weak underlying health.

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Wood Group and Hunting shares among risers

The FTSE 100 Index made modest gains today, adding 17.5 points to 5,794.8, following yesterday's 2% surge in the wake of the European Central Bank's move to offer unlimited funds to lower debt-ridden countries' borrowing costs.

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Hunting and Weir shares among risers

London's leading shares index ended the week on a high note today amid hopes for a solution to the eurozone crisis and a resilient performance from the scandal-hit banking sector.

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Centrica and Hunting shares among fallers

London's leading shares index made solid gains today as euphoria from a positive US jobs report and optimism around the future of the euro boosted investor confidence.

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Premier Oil shares up more than 2%

The FTSE 100 Index closed 56.2 points lower at 5,608.3 today despite US unemployment claims falling to their lowest level in four years in a rare hopeful sign for the world's biggest economy.

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Ithaca and Petrofac shares among fallers

London's leading shares index closed higher today despite borrowing costs in Spain hitting euro-era highs and doubts over EU plans to save the country's banking sector.