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U.K. Stocks Fluctuate Before Summit; FTSE 100 Little Changed

October 26, 2011

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks swung between gains and losses as investors await the outcome of today’s European leaders debt-crisis summit in Brussels.

The FTSE 100 Index fell 0.2 percent to 5,517.05 at 8:24 a.m. in London. The gauge earlier rose as much as 0.3 percent led by gains in mining companies.

European leaders are holding the 14th crisis summit in 21 months to discuss Greece’s second bailout, the recapitalization of banks and strengthen the 440 billion-euro ($612 billion) rescue fund.

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