The London Stock Exchange falls 0.37%, in a good day for the pound

This content was published on 21 January 2021 – 17:21

London, Jan 21 (EFE) .- The London Stock Exchange fell 0.37% on Thursday, pressured by the rise in the pound, which hurts the companies of the London selective that, like the oil companies, invoice in dollars.

The main index of the City, the FTSE-100, lost 24.97 points today to 6,715.42 integers, while the British currency appreciated 0.14% against the euro and 0.44% against the US dollar .

Investors are still aware of the evolution of the pandemic in the United Kingdom, which this Thursday registered 1,290 new deaths, below the record of 1,820 that it reported the previous day.

Big oil companies, such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell, lost ground on the London stock market, which fell, respectively, by 3.14% and 2.91%.

The IAG airline group, parent company of the Spanish Iberia, Vueling and Level, as well as the British British Airways (BA) and the Irish Aer Lingus, lost 3.03%, while the aeronautical Rolls-Royce fell 3.82 %.

Among the winners today were, among others, the food delivery company Just Eat, which added 4.87%, and the online supermarket Ocado, which finished with 4% more. EFE

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