The American fighter planes dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on Islamic State artillery, only hours after
Traders were also rocked by geopolitical uncertainty in
The flight from risk towards safer haven assets such as gold meant the
There was also pressure on the pound after figures showed the
A fall in exports due to the strength of the pound was blamed for the latest disappointing figure.
Sterling has been at a six year high versus the US dollar in recent weeks but fell back to 1.68. It was also down against the euro at 1.25.
Among the heavyweight fallers,
Instability in the
Other risers included
Outside the top flight, shares in
The company added there were few signs that the property market has slowed in the face of new mortgage rules, although recent data suggests the
The biggest risers on the
The biggest fallers on the
American fighter planes dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on Islamic State artillery, only hours after