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FTSE 100: 6679.07 - 17.53% (0.26%)

Thur close: Eurozone weakness hits FTSE

Weak figures from Europe meant the FTSE 100 had a difficult day, closing 17.53 points lower, while CBI figures showed the recovery in British manufacturing slowed in November as a result of sluggish export demand.

Among stocks that performed well the defence engineering group Babcock International was up 31p to1149p after profits, earnings and cash hit or topped targets.

Aberdeen Asset Management and Aggreko were among the risers in a largely subdued market.


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