The London Stock Exchange fell by 0.21% in the middle of the UK election campaign

LONDON, June 14 (EFECOM).- The London Stock Exchange lost 0.21% this Friday, in line with other European markets at a time of uncertainty ahead of the July elections in the United Kingdom and France.

London’s main index, the FTSE-100, fell 16.81 points to 8,146.86, while the secondary index, the FTSE-250 – which includes generally smaller British companies – lost 0.37% to 20,126 units.

Investors are also awaiting the Bank of England’s decision next week on interest rates, although it is expected to keep them at 5.25% again until the decline in inflation stabilizes.

London airline Melrose Industries fell 4.21%, while rival BAE Systems fell 3.47%, although fashion company Burberry led the losses, down 4.23%.

Among the winners this session, telecommunications companies particularly stood out, with BT leading the increases by 3.37% and Airtel Africa advancing by 2.33%.

Also a good day for multinational software group Sage Group (2.47%), distribution giant Tesco (2.55%) and Ocado (1.77%). Aficom


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