After flirting with a positive outcome for the day the FTSE 100 closed down 0.3% to 6,630.52 on Friday after a better-than-expected US jobs report fed into fears over inflation.
On Wall Street the S&P 500 was in full-scale retreat, down 0.7% to 3,740.81 by 4.30pm UK time.
UK bourse operator London Stock Exchange has tumbled 14.3% to £81.30 after it reported an increase in annual profit on higher revenue in its information services and post-trade clearing business.
For the year ended 31 December, pre-tax profit increased to £685 million as revenue rose 3% to £2,124 million.
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