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* FTSE 100 down 1.6%, FTSE 250 drops 1.2%
Oct 15 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday, pressured by ex-dividend trading, with investors also taking cash off the table on the prospect of stricter coronavirus lockdowns and Brexit-related uncertainty.
The domestically-focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 .FTMC lost 1.2%.
EU leaders are set to meet in Brussels later in the day where they will pressure Britain for concessions in Brexit trade talks, a day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his disappointment over progress in negotiations. operator Marston's MARS.L shed 2.5% after it announced job cuts as a result of a new round of coronavirus restrictions in the UK.
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