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London Markets: FTSE 100 ends lower as Experian shares fall

U.K. blue-chip stocks closed with modest losses Tuesday, led lower by Experian PLC’s earnings-driven drop, but the losses were limited as the pound pulled back on data showing British inflation unexpectedly eased.

The FTSE 100 index UKX, -0.19% finished down by 0.2% at 7,390.22, following a choppy session and a 0.4% gain on Monday.

Shares in credit-checking company Experian EXPN, -2.05% gave up 2.1% for the benchmark’s biggest decline. The company’s first-quarter results fell short of expectations, said a Dow Jones Newswires report citing Shore Capital Markets, which said it had hoped for better performance, particularly in North America.

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