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* FTSE 100 down 1.5%, FTSE 250 drops 1.3%
Oct 28 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 fell to its lowest level in six months on Wednesday as investors took cash off the table on worries of more virus curbs and uncertainty over a coronavirus vaccine, with homebuilders and energy stocks leading the declines.
The domestically-focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 index .FTMC lost 1.3% after a report said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being put under pressure for a new lockdown to tackle a swiftly accelerating second wave of COVID-19 infections. UK Vaccine Taskforce Chair said on Tuesday that the first generation of vaccines "is likely to be imperfect", a day after a study found that antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer. of Aston Martin AML.L jumped 15% after the company said Daimler DAIGn.DE unit Mercedes-Benz would lift its stake in the British carmaker to up to 20% by 2023.
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