FTSE 100 falls on weakness in energy, banking shares; virus worries remain
The domestically focussed mid-cap index (.FTMC) eased 0.3%.
London-listed shares of Ryanair jumped 2.6% after it nudged up its forecast for full-year traffic on strong summer bookings. But it also said fares remained well below pre-pandemic levels while reporting an after-tax loss of 273 million euros ($321.5 million). read more
Coast Capital fund demanded the resignation of FirstGroup’s (FGP.L) chief executive and two board members, pulling shares down 0.9% in the wake of a contentious asset sale, deepening a rift between the British transport company and its biggest shareholder. read more
Reporting by Shashank Nayar in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V
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