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* FTSE 100 up 0.2%, FTSE 250 down 0.2%
Nov 20 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 inched higher on Friday, as a weaker pound boosted shares of exporters, although gains were capped on concerns over economic damage from rising coronavirus cases and a Brexit-trade deal uncertainty with the European Union.
The domestically focused mid-cap FTSE 250 .FTMC lost 0.2%.
Official data showed that British retail sales rose 1.2% in October, up 5.8% on-year, but a Reuters poll stated that Britain is on course for a double-dip recession as renewed lockdown measures to curb a second wave of infections deliver another hammer blow to economic activity. company news, Sage Group Plc SGE.L fell 10.2% after the software firm reported a 3.7% drop in full-year organic operating profit.
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