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Xcite Energy’s shares suffer 4.5% fall

Sluggish economic data from the world's biggest economy offset gains by buoyant banking stocks today, sending the FTSE 100 Index into the red and continuing a turbulent performance by the top tier.

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Parkmead and Eland shares among risers

The recent rally on London's FTSE 100 Index came to a halt today amid fears that US policymakers are getting cold feet over their economy-boosting measures.

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BP lifted by Transocean deal

Around £10.8billion was added to the value of UK blue chips today as London's FTSE 100 Index leapt to its highest level for nearly two years.

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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.

Markets

Shares in Xcite Energy soar 18%

The FTSE 100 Index fell 32.2 points to 5,743.5 today, with miners among the biggest fallers after fears about growth in China depressed commodity prices.

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Ithaca and Premier shares among risers

A multibillion-euro bailout for Spain's banks was not enough to appease traders' concerns over the embattled country as the London market closed 1% lower today.