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Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 slipped 23 points on Monday, cutting the Big Board to 6,754.6. The London Stock Exchange Group saw the biggest downwards drift, slipping 2.39% to 1920p while BT Group was clipped 2.38% to 384.90p. Melrose Industries slumped 2.25% to 273.90p, along with Morrisons, down 2.08% to 188.30p.

The Dow Jones ended Monday up just 5.27 points at 16,781; caution was the watchword following a rise in oil prices and more Iraq concern. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%