(Reuters) – UK shares inched lower on Tuesday, as worries over protests in Hong Kong, the U.S.-China trade spat and the health of the British economy continued to fuel a risk-off sentiment, even though travel firm TUI rose after quarterly results.
The main index <.FTSE> edged 0.1% lower as it fell for the third straight session. The mid-cap FTSE 250 <.FTMC> gave up 0.2% by 0715 GMT, though online trading platform Plus500 <PLUSP.L> soared 10% after half-year results.
London-listed shares of tour operator TUI <TUIGn.DE> <TUIT.L> advanced 2% after it said robust business outweighed problems with the grounding of Boeing’s <BA.N> 737 MAX jets in the third quarter and upheld its annual earnings view.
(Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)