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FTSE 100 dropped; U.K. shares lower at market open

Published 24/05/2024, 08:21
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- - U.K. equities started lower on Friday, with losses in the Life Insurance, Gas Water & Multiutilities, Industrial Engineering, and rises in the Construction & Building Materials sectors.

At the market open in London, the FTSE 100 Index fell 0.81%. The FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE 350 Index were also down. The FTSE 250 dropped 0.38%, while the FTSE 350 fell by 0.37%.

Top Gainers:

  • Intertek (LON:ITRK): Increased 3.05% or 151.0 points to 5,105.0
  • Mondi (LON:MNDI): Rose 0.95% or 15.00 to 1,590.00
  • EasyJet (LON:EZJ): Climbed 0.28% or 1.29 points to 457.89

Top Losers:

  • DS Smith (LON:SMDS): Dropped 3.29% or 12.40 points to 364.00
  • Diploma (LON:DPLM): Fell 1.80% or 76.00 points to 4,150.00
  • Barclays (LON:BARC): Declined 1.79% or 3.85 points to 211.15

In Commodities Trading:

  • Gold Futures for June delivery increased 3.00 points to 2,340.20 a troy ounce.
  • Crude Oil for July delivery decreased 0.12 points to 76.75 a barrel.
  • July Brent Oil Contract fell 0.09% or 0.07 to 81.29 a barrel.

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Main Economic Events:

Today's main economic events in the United Kingdom include the retail sales numbers, which are expected to provide insights into the country's economic outlook and potential policy changes.

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