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Worst day in four months for Britain's FTSE as ex-divs, housebuilders weigh

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By Helen ReidLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's leading share index suffered its worst day in four months on Thursday as weak housebuilders dragged along with companies going ex-dividend.Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 1.4 percent, underperforming major European benchmarks that bounced back from sharp losses in the previous session, when political concerns focused on North Korea dented investor sentiment. Results came back into focus on Thursday, but some positive updates were outweighed by the impact of several large companies' shares losing their dividend entitlement, helping the index to its worst ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 23:00 IST
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