weight of yet more Brexit malaise, also offered support to the FTSE 100.
Sterling was down 0.3% versus the US dollar at 1.278 and the British currency shed 0.4% against the euro to 1.123 at the London market close.
“The pound was trading lower, giving back some gains from the previous session. Concerns over the outcome of Brexit and the impact that Brexit will have on the economy continued to dominate sentiment towards the pound,” Ms Cincotta said.
In Europe, Germany’s DAX shed 0.01% while France’s CAC 40 was up 0.47%.
The biggest risers on the FTSE 100 were Ashtead up 68p at 1,795.5p, Antofagasta up 30p at 836.4p, Anglo American up 51.2p at 1,611p and Wood Group up 19.2p at 646.6p. The biggest fallers were British Land down 35p at 570p, Land Securities down 43p at 835.4p, Severn Trent down 73p at 1,877p and Persimmon down 48.5p at 1,965.5p.