December 19, 2019 / 8:23 AM / a month ago

British stocks edge lower in muted trading

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* FTSE 100, FTSE 250 down 0.1%

* BoE meeting, Brexit vote eyed

* TUI, Capita drop on brokerage actions

Dec 19 (Reuters) - UK shares inched lower in light trading on Thursday, as a lack of major drivers led investors to lock in some of the recent gains ahead of the Christmas holiday season.

The FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 edged 0.1% lower by 0807 GMT.

Traders are looking ahead to a Bank of England meeting later on Thursday and a parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Friday, though neither is expected to jolt markets.

Rating actions drove some moves, with blue-chip tour operator TUI dipping 2% after Berenberg cut its rating on the stock. Mid-cap outsourcing group Capita dropped 4% on a Deutsche Bank rating downgrade. (Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru)

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