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Adrian Holliday

Interest rate worries helped push the FTSE 100 down 65 points on Friday, falling to 6,777.8. Persimmon saw the biggest drop, diving almost 7% to 1211p while Barratt Developments also fell hard, down 6.30% to 346.30p. Sports Direct Int came under pressure too, down 4.77% to 779p.

In contrast, the Dow Jones climbed higher on Friday to 16,775.7 following a spate of deals and a brighter outlook for the IT sector. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%