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FTSE dives on mixed bag as traders flee for gold

London shares nosedived to midday as investors fled towards safe-haven gold in the face of lingering concerns about global economic growth, China's falling forex reserves and the worldwide glut of crude oil. Key bourses in France and Germany were down more than 2%.

FTSE cautiously higher on miners, financials

FTSE indices began cautiously higher, with initial gains appearing to be eroded. Miners and financials were providing positive direction, more than offsetting convincing falls among a mixed-bag of blue chip stocks. Wall St was lower overnight Friday, with Asia up today.

FTSE tipped to open higher

The FTSE 100 is set to open its weekly account in positive territory, according to financial websites, taking its cue from Asian markets this morning, while volatile oil prices continue to hamper any positive directional shift.