(Reuters) – Britain's mid-cap index slipped for a second session Thursday, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend parliament raised prospects for a futile Brexit, while emerging weakness in sterling helped 19E45 exporters4 100 Eke Profits.
The basic index <.FTSE> added 0.2%, with profits being managed by more internationally exposed companies such as BAT < BAT .L> and AstraZeneca < AZN .L>. The country's more focused FTSE 250 <.FTMC> slipped 0.3% to 0709 GMT .
The average cap index was also down more than 1
(Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)