FTSE 100 slips as lockdown worries weigh

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FTSE 100 slips as lockdown worries weigh
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* FTSE 100 down 0.5%, FTSE 250 loses 0.3%

Oct 21 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 fell in a choppy trading session on Wednesday, as investors weighed a rise in inflation and prospects of more coronavirus restrictions in England.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 .FTSE dropped 0.5%, dragged lower by industrials .FTNMX2720 , aero .FTNMX2710 and food and drug retailer .FTNMX5330 stocks, while the domestically focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 .FTMC lost 0.3%.

Official data showed annual consumer price inflation in September climbed to 0.5% from 0.2% in August, when it had been reduced by a temporary scheme to promote dining in restaurants. chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Tuesday COVID-19 measures in England might need to be tightened as new infections accelerate swiftly. company news, Metro Bank Plc MTRO.L jumped 10.9% after the lender reported a 2% increase in lending for the third quarter.

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