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M&S hit by job cuts report as oil drags FTSE lower

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    * FTSE 100 down 0.8%, FTSE 250 off 0.4%

    July 20 (Reuters) - The FTSE 100 dipped on Monday, with
energy stocks tracking a decline in oil prices on concerns about
the global spike in COVID-19 cases, while Marks and Spencer slid
after a report it was planning to cut hundreds of jobs.
    The retailer , one of Britain's best known high
street names, fell 2.1% as Sky News said it planned to announce
the cuts this week. [nL5N2EQ0LC]
    The commodity-heavy blue-chip index <.FTSE> was down 0.8%,
with BP Plc  and Royal Dutch Shell Plc  among the
biggest drags. [O/R]
    The mid-cap FTSE 250 <.FTMC> shed 0.4%, led by financials,
consumer discretionary and real estate stocks.
    Stock markets in Europe also kicked off the week on a glum
note with EU leaders still negotiating the terms of a
coronavirus recovery fund after three days of haggling over the
plan. [.EU]

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