What happened yesterday?
The FTSE 100 ended the session down 0.22% at 6,720.65, while the FTSE 250 made a marginal gain of 0.12% to close at 10,639.34. Sterling was also mixed, last trading 0.07% lower against the dollar at $1.3581, while gaining 0.02% on the euro at €1.1247.
In the US, Wall Street’s S&P 500 index dipped by 0.72% to 3,768.25, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite declined 0.87% to 12,998.5.
In company news:
British Airways parent International Airlines Group (IAG) was down 0.83%, budget airlines easyJet and Wizz Air lost 1.92% and 1.78% respectively, and tour operator TUI was 1.26% weaker.
BT fell 1.53% following reports over the weekend that it is facing a class action lawsuit and Centrica lost 2.17% after it was revealed that chief financial officer Johnathan Ford had left abruptly.