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Review: FTSE 100 falls

U.K. blue chips shares fell on Wednesday under pressure from a strong pound and from losses in the oil sector. The FTSE 100 fell 0.5% to 7,399.99.

The consumer services sector only one was higher, while oil, gas and technology groups fell. On Wednesday, Royal Dutch Shell PLC was down 1.1% and BP PLC fell 0.8%. Shares in these energy companies were falling in line with a drop in oil prices.



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