London Markets: FTSE 100 books back-to-back gains as BP beats earnings expectations

The FTSE 100 logs a second straight finish in positive territory, getting help from BP PLC, which rose on strong results.

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The FTSE 100 UKX, +0.14% rose 0.1% to 7,035.85, after finishing Monday’s session with a 1.3% gain. As the month of October nears its end, the index has lost around 6.3%, which would mark its worst monthly drop since October of 2008, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

The pound GBPUSD, +0.0079% was buying $1.2744, down from $1.2794 late Monday in New York.

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