FTSE LIVE: Pound slips under $1.30; Shares slightly lower as we head for Christmas break

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The pound ended the year on a knock by falling under $1.30


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

 

 

 

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