London's top-flight share index was hit by a bout of profit-taking as it fell sharply on the last day of a broadly positive quarter for stocks.
The economy grew at its fastest pace since 2006 last year according to revised official figures that showed growing exports helped boost performance in the final quarter.
Interior Department officials on March 31 issued a record of decision lifting suspensions on Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sale 193, and the remaining oil and gas leases issued in 2008 as a result of the sale.
The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, has said he would not raise interest rates if he was in charge of the US Federal Reserve.
SCOTCH whisky exports have declined for a second straight year as political and economic factors caused the value of shipments to the US and China to tumble.