UK shares opened lower on Monday, as multinational stocks tumbled on reports U.S. President Donald Trump privately discussed firing the head of the Federal Reserve and a partial U.S. government shutdown weighed on investor sentiment.
The FTSE 100 .FTSE was down 0.8 percent and the mid-cap index .FTMC was 0.5 percent lower by 0828 GMT. The bourses were due to close early ahead of Christmas.
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