UK bluechips give up gains as sterling strengthens
The blue-chip index lost 0.6%, shedding earlier gains and lagging its European peers, due to steep falls in pharmaceutical shares AstraZeneca , GlaxoSmithKline , and consumer goods giant Unilever . The FTSE 250 index dipped 0.1%, though losses were limited thanks to a 10.4% surge in Intu Properties