The London Stock Exchange falls by 1.40%, after a bad day for banks

This content was published on 18 February 2021 – 17:25

London, Feb 18 (EFE) .- The London Stock Exchange closed this Thursday with a drop of 1.40%, in a day marked by the losses of banks.

The FTSE-100, the main index in the British capital, lost 93.75 integers, to 6,617.15 points, while the secondary FTSE-250 lost 1.02%, 215.62 points, up to 20,933.87 integers.

At the end of the trading session, the British pound rose 0.35% against the euro, to 1.1554 euros, and it also appreciated 0.63% against the US dollar, to 1.3952 dollars.

The falls in the London parquet were led today by the aeronautics Rolls-Royce and the medical equipment firm Smith & Nephew, which fell 8.76 and 5.90%, respectively.

Likewise, three banks were among the main losers of the day, with falls of 4.44, 3.85 and 3.70% for Barclays, Natwest Group and Lloyds Banking Group, respectively.

On the other hand, the platform for buying and selling vehicles, Auto Trader Group, rose 1.79%, software company Sage Group, 1.43%, the industrial transport company Ashtead, 1.08%, and promoter real estate Barratt Developments, 0.94%. EFE

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