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FTSE 100 started lower; U.K. shares also low at market open

Published 29/05/2024, 08:23
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Investing.com - U.K. equities started mixed on Wednesday, with losses in the Electricity, Travel & Leisure, Life Insurance, and rises in the Construction & Building Materials, and Food Producers sectors.

At the market open in London, the FTSE 100 Index fell 0.09%. The FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE 350 Index were also low. The FTSE 250 decreased 0.12%, while the FTSE 350 dropped by 0.22%.

Top Gainers:

  • Fresnillo (LON:FRES): Increased 2.83% or 17.36 points to 631.36
  • United Utilities (LON:UU): Rose 1.39% or 13.60 points to 995.40
  • Severn Trent (LON:SVT): Climbed 0.50% or 12.0 points to 2,397.0

Top Losers:

  • RS PLC (LON:RS1R): Fell 2.32% or 17.50 points to 736.00
  • IAG (LON:ICAG): Declined 1.95% or 3.39 points to 170.31
  • Ocado (LON:OCDO): Dropped 1.92% or 7.89 points to 402.51

In Commodities Trading:

  • Gold Futures for June delivery declined 1.95 points to 2,354.55 a troy ounce.
  • Crude Oil for July delivery rose 0.39 points to 80.22 a barrel.
  • August Brent Oil Contract increased 0.36% or 0.24 to 84.24 a barrel.

Currency Markets:

Main Economic Events:

Economic events calendar for the UK is silent today, however the EZ and the US data include GfK German Consumer index, German CPI data, Beige Book and FOMC members speak.

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