FTSE up, but pound falls as BofE keeps rates on hold

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London shares rose on Thursday as the pound fell after the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold and cut its forecasts for inflation and growth.

The FTSE 100 index ended the session up 0.5% at 7,700.97, while the FTSE 250 ended up 0.1% at 20,699.41. The AIM market was up 0.2% at 1,077.18.

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