UPDATE 2-Weak global mood hits UK shares, Cineworld marks box office recovery


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    * FTSE marks fourth consecutive weekly gain 
    * UK economy in good shape before Omicron hit 
    * B&M falls on share sale plan
    * FTSE 100 down 0.3%, FTSE 250 off 0.9%

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    By Sruthi Shankar
    Jan 14 (Reuters) - UK shares slid on Friday, reflecting the
weaker mood in global markets over fears about faster U.S. rate
hikes, although data pointing to a much stronger-than-expected
economic recovery in November helped limit losses.
    The blue-chip FTSE 100  .FTSE  slipped 0.3%, tracking global
equities as investors considered imminent U.S. interest rate
hikes and the uncertainty of their impact on the economy.
    Still, the FTSE 100 recorded a fourth consecutive weekly
gain, with energy stocks outpacing other sectors as crude prices
were boosted by supply constraints and a weaker dollar.  O/R  
    Data showed Britain's economy grew by a much
stronger-than-expected 0.9% in November, finally taking it above
its size just before the country went into its first COVID-19
lockdown.   urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2TU16Y
    "The figures show the economy was in good shape during
November though the surge of Omicron during December and January
is likely to put downward pressure on the figures over the next
couple of months," said Dan Boardman-Weston, chief investment
officer at BRI Wealth Management.
    "The Bank of England will continue to face pressure to raise
interest rates further if the economy continues to be so
    The FTSE midcap index  .FTMC  slipped 0.9% and posted its
worst weekly decline since November, with homebuilders turning
into a weak spot in recent days following a slew of discounted
stock placements and weak trading updates.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2TT1NJ
    Cineworld shares  CINE.L  rose 4.0% as the company's box
office sales recovered in December due to the success of Marvel
 DIS.N  superhero film "Spider-Man: No Way Home".  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2TU1Z3
    Discount retailer B&M European Value Retail  BMEB.L  fell
5.3% after its share sale announcement.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nFWN2TT15D
    Electricals retailer Currys  CURY.L  fell 6.9% as it trimmed
its full-year profit guidance after what it called a
"challenging" technology market at Christmas.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2TU16K

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