FTSE 100 Slips, St. James’s Place PLC Leads Losses

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FTSE 100 Slips, St. James’s Place PLC Leads Losses
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The FTSE 100 index experienced a 0.59% decline on Friday, led by a significant 21.79% drop in shares of St. James's Place PLC. Other prominent losers included Ocado (LON: OCDO ) Group PLC, abrdn PLC, JD (NASDAQ: JD ) Sports Fashion PLC, and Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC.

On the flip side, Fresnillo (LON: FRES ) PLC's shares saw the most significant rise among FTSE 100 constituents, surging by 4.39%. BP (NYSE: BP ) PLC, United Utilities (OTC: UUGRY ) Group PLC, National Grid (LON: NG ) PLC, and Shell PLC (LON: SHEL ) also registered gains on Friday.

In currency markets, the pound fell against both the dollar and the euro, experiencing substantial shifts in both exchange rates. Meanwhile, Brent crude prices increased by 4.1%.

In bond markets, the yield on the 10-year gilt saw a decrease on Friday, aligning with the general downtrend in the equities market.

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