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FTSE Close: Mixed close as investors eye central banks

London shares ended Tuesday’s session mixed, as investors looked ahead to impending central bank decisions. The FTSE 100 slipped 0.3% to 7,485.73, with the FTSE 250 and AIM All-Share also ending down 0.4% and up …

London shares ended Tuesday’s session mixed, as investors looked ahead to impending central bank decisions.

The FTSE 100 slipped 0.3% to 7,485.73, with the FTSE 250 and AIM All-Share also ending down 0.4% and up 0.5% respectively.

Among FTSE companies, Associated British Foods rose 0.8% after reporting a 5.4% jump in Q1 constant currency revenue to £6.89 billion. Primark sales specifically climbed 7.9% on the same basis.

Housebuilder Vistry eased 0.1% despite its Countryside Partnerships arm being selected as the preferred developer for a £276 million London housing project encompassing 739 new homes.

On the FTSE 250, pub operator Marston’s lost 1.5% despite strong Christmas trading. Digital ad firm Brave Bison surged 22% as 2022 results beat expectations on a revenue rise to £20.8 million.

The broader sentiment was impacted by investor caution ahead of this week’s expected interest rate decision from the ECB.

FTSE All-Share risers were led by Ceres Power, up 16.3%, Chrysalis Investments up 12.8%, and Synthomer up 9.14%.

Fallers were led by Gulf Marine Services, down 4.94%, Smiths News, down 5.07%, and Indivior, down 5.88%.

FTSE All-Share Risers

Ceres Power: 16.3%
Chrysalis Inves: 12.8%
Synthomer: 9.14%
Luceco: 7.46%
Wizz Air: 6.68%
Pharos Energy: 6.3%
Seraphim Sp: 6%
Indivior: 5.88%
Smiths News: 5.07%
Gulf Marine Services: 4.94%

FTSE All-Share Fallers

Ceres Power: 16.3%
Chrysalis Inves: 12.8%
Synthomer: 9.14%
Luceco: 7.46%
Wizz Air: 6.68%
Pharos Energy: 6.3%
Seraphim Sp: 6%
Indivior: 5.88%
Smiths News: 5.07%
Gulf Marine Services: 4.94%

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