LONDON, March 24 (Xinhua) -- FTSE 100 Index, British benchmark stock market gauge, Friday decreased by 0.05 percent, or 3.89 points, to 7,336.82 points.
Share price of Smiths Group increased by 2.89 percent, topped the gainers of the blue chips. British American Tobacco, Informa, Barclays and Pearson increased by 1.99 percent, 1.81 percent, 1.36 percent and 1.34 percent.
Smurfit Kappa Group led the top losers of the blue chips with a share price drop of 3.16 percent, following by Ashtead Group (2.43 percent), Taylor Wimpey (1.69 percent), Next (1.64 percent) and Marks & Spencer Group (1.60 percent). Enditem