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FTSE gains on house builders, retail as miners dive

FTSE indices closed today convincingly higher as house builders retained stellar early gains following UK Chancellor George Osborne's promise of 400,000 new homes. These, along with the wider retail sector, financials and utilities, underscored the overall positive theme.

FTSE up before Autumn Statement, property rises

FTSE indices raced ahead prior to UK Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement, due at 12.30pm, with house builders, commercial property and financial stocks leading about 90 blue-chip risers. There was an impressive volume of mid- and small-cap corporate news.

FTSE up on house builders pre Autumn Statement

FTSE indices were tacking firmer in early deals as house builders led a slew of retail-related, travel and financial stocks, while a small number of big-ticket miners acted softened. UK Chancellor George Osborne is due to issue the Autumn Statement at 12.30pm. European bourses were mildly up.

FTSE100 set to open higher

London's headline index is expected to get off to a surprisingly sprightly start this morning ahead of today's well-trailed Spending Review and Autumn Statement, according to financial websites.

FTSE falls on travel stocks as retail issues fade

FTSE indices closed lower, having been dragged down all day by falls among travel-related stocks as traders revealed their caution over on-going violence and political tensions in the Middle East. High-street retailers were under the cosh, as were multiple utilities and house builders.