FTSE LIVE: Pound slips under $1.30; Shares slightly lower as we head for Christmas break; Broker TP ICAP buys one of its peers
- The pound ended the year with a slight drop, falling under $1.30
- FTSE 100 hit a six-month high yesterday, before decreasing slightly today
- Broker TP ICAP to purchase Louis Capital Markets and MidCap Partners
The pound ended the year on a knock by falling under $1.30, while the FTSE 100 also saw a slight dip from its six-month high, dropping by 0.18 per cent to 7,610.
Gold is getting a Christmas boost though, rising to its highest level since November with the cost of a bullion ounce rising $6 to $1,491 this morning.
The pound ended the year on a knock by falling under $1.30