British stocks slip as investors await details on post-lockdown curbs

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British stocks slip as investors await details on post-lockdown curbs
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* FTSE 100 down 0.1%, FTSE 250 falls 0.2%

Nov 26 (Reuters) - British stocks fell in choppy trading on Thursday as concerns over a resurgence in coronavirus cases held gains in check, while investors also maintained a cautious stance awaiting details on post-lockdown restrictions in England.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE inched 0.1% lower, dragged by energy .FTNMX0530 and banking .FTNMX8350 stocks, while the domestically focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 .FTMC lost 0.2%.

Health secretary Matt Hancock will tell the parliament later in the day which of three tiers, ranging from the lowest at tier 1 to the highest at 3, each English local authority will fall under when the national lockdown ends next week. United Kingdom recorded 18,213 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday and 696 deaths, its highest daily death figure since May 5. company news, Amigo Holdings Plc AMGO.L tumbled 7.5% after the subprime lender reported a 36.5% slump in first-half revenue and flagged "material uncertainty" about its future operations.

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