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By Steve Goldstein

U.K. stocks on Friday fizzled into the finish of the trading year.

The FTSE 100 slipped 0.3% to 7384.54 in a half day of trade on the London Stock Exchange, with more than two-thirds of components losing ground.

For the year, the FTSE 100 /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.07% ended with a 14% gain, underperforming the 27% advance for the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +3.09% and the 21% gain for the Euro Stoxx 50 /zigman2/quotes/210599380/delayed XX:SX5E +0.63% .

The midcap FTSE 250 /zigman2/quotes/210598417/delayed UK:MCX +1.14% , which is more exposed to the U.K. economy than the top index, rose 15%.

The British pound /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD +1.1279% fell 1% vs. the dollar but /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled GBPEUR +0.7336% rose 6% against the euro in the first year the U.K. was outside the European Union.

/zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed
UK : FTSE UK
7,578.07
+5.02 +0.07%
Volume: 159,579
Dec. 1, 2022 12:34p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,080.11
+122.48 +3.09%
Volume: 0.00
Nov. 30, 2022 5:28p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599380/delayed
XX : STOXX
3,989.58
+24.86 +0.63%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 1, 2022 1:34p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598417/delayed
UK : FTSE UK
19,381.63
+218.30 +1.14%
Volume: 98,579
Dec. 1, 2022 12:34p
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/zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
1.2194
+0.0136 +1.1279%
Volume: 0.0000
Dec. 1, 2022 7:48a
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/zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
1.1672
+0.0085 +0.7336%
Volume: 0.0000
Dec. 1, 2022 7:49a
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