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Sterling gains ahead of rate decision
As markets await the Bank of England's latest interest rate decision, the pound is looking buoyant. It's up 0.22% against the dollar at $1.4169 and 0.15% higher against the euro at €1.1474.
London shares on a downer
London shares slipped at the start of trading following losses on Wall Street and woeful results from UK High Street retailers on Wednesday.
Budget arline Flybe's shares plunged 11.6 points or 24.8% to 35.1p, after London Southend Airport-owner Stobart Group announced that it wouldn't be making an offer for the carrier.
Banknote printer De La Rue saw its shares tumble 29 points or 5.8% to 475p on the news that the firm had lost the contract to print post-Brexit blue passports, just two days after issuing a profit warning.
Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 has fallen 11 points or 0.16% to 7,028.02, with the losers led by UK software firm Micro Focus, down 4.5% to 929p. The UK tech giant's shares have tanked since it cut its revenue forecast and its chief executive resigned on Monday.
The FTSE 250 is also slightly lower, slipping 11.3 points or 0.06% to 19,655.81. Top of the losers is British cyber-security firm Sophos Group, which fell 4% to 442.6p on cyber-security concerns, despite winning an "Innovation in Technology" award at the PLC Awards 2017 yesterday.
De La Rue tumbles as FTSE 100 stumbles
De La Rue shares have tumbled in the wake of the news that the firm has lost the contract to print post-Brexit blue passports. They're down nearly 6%. The FTSE 100 index is also lower, down 0.23% at 7,022.59.
Retail woes haunt London market
The FTSE 100 has been in negative territory all morning. It's currently down about 0.5% at 7,026.15.
Kingfisher, the owner of the B&Q and Screwfix chains, is still the biggest loser of the index, down more than 7%. The worst performing stock is not part of the 100-share index: it's clothing retailer Moss Bros, down 21.5%.
Moss Bros and Kingfisher drag down FTSE
This morning's disappointing trading results from UK retailers have pushed London's share indexes lower.
Shares in men's tailoring retailer Moss Bros have plunged 30% to 41.2p, while shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher have slipped 7% to 316.2p.
But it's not all doom and gloom. Baby goods retailer Mothercare's shares have recovered slightly, rising 3.5% to 16.3p, despite news it is currently closing stores.
At the same time, Carpetright shares have climbed 6% to 43p after the firm secured an emergency loan of £125m.
The FTSE 100 is currently down 11.32 points or 0.16% to 7,049.95.
The FTSE 250 has fallen 49.2 points or 0.25% to 19,674.54.
London's index closes higher
Travel company Tui led the risers and Just Eat topped the loser list on the London market on Tuesday.
Overall the FTSE share index ended the day 0.48%, or 33.48 points higher at 7,076.41.
Sterling holds its nerve
The pound held fairly steady on Tuesday despite an inflation report that showed prices were rising at a slightly slower pace than had been expected.
That could have undermined prospects for an interest rate rise in the near future, but because inflation was still within the margins of expectations, investors weren't really shaken and confidence in sterling was only slightly dented.
Coming up to the close of trading the pound is down just 0.1% against the dollar at $1.4011.
Fenner shares up 25% on takeover deal
Engineering firm Fenner, which makes conveyor belts, is currently the star performer on the London stock markets. The FTSE 250-listed firm has gained more than 25% on the news that it is to be bought by French tyremaker Michelin in a £1.2bn deal. Overall, the FTSE 250 is up 0.35%, while the 100-share index is 0.5% higher.
Sterling mixed after inflation data release
The pound is having a mixed day on the currency markets after the release of the latest UK inflation data. It's now 0.11% down on the day against the dollar at $1.40100, but it's still in positive territory against the euro, up 0.18% at €1.13900.