FTSE down as BP and Vodafone sell off assets

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London's leading share index dropped below the 6,000 mark this morning as BP and Vodafone sold off parts of their asset base.

The index was down 0.23% at 5,996, falling from Friday's close at 6,009, after UK shares were buoyed by positive US economic data. This morning, oil giant BP announced it is set to sell its subsidiary...

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