February 6, 2019 / 9:10 AM / 5 months ago

FTSE dips after 6-day winning streak

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* FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct; FTSE 250 flat

* Financials, healthcare top drags to FTSE

* CYBG jumps after Q1 report

* Interserve advances on deal to cut debt

* Ocado drops after fire at distribution centre

Feb 6 (Reuters) - UK shares dipped on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump dented global sentiment by offering little sign of progress in trade talks with China in his State of the Union address, while Clydesdale Bank owner CYBG rallied on strong lending numbers.

The FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent, snapping a six-day winning streak, while the FTSE 250 was roughly flat by 0826 GMT.

BP, which led the index higher with a more than 5 percent gain on Tuesday after strong results, dipped along with other oil stocks as crude prices fell.

Trump’s renewal of a demand for $5.7 billion in funding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall also stoked fears of another U.S. government shutdown, helping keep Asian stock markets subdued overnight.

Investors sold off UK financial stocks after France’s largest listed bank, BNP Paribas, cut its 2020 targets, while GlaxoSmithKline was 1.4 percent lower ahead of its full-year results later on Wednesday.

CYBG, a newly emerged challenger to Britain’s big retail banks, jumped 12 percent on track for its best day on record after reporting a rise in first quarter lending. Peer Metro Bank, which was battered after reporting an accounting error last month, also rose.

Online retailer Ocado shed 7 percent after saying operations at its flagship automated distribution centre in Andover were suspended after a fire broke out in part of the site.

Irish building materials group CRH gained 4 percent and outperformed the main index after a Reuters report that activist investor Cevian Capital had built a stake in the group.

Britain’s biggest housebuilder Barratt rose 2.6 percent after it posted higher first-half volumes and, in relation to Brexit, said it was working with suppliers to ensure continuity of supply of overseas components.

The Telegraph reported late on Tuesday that UK cabinet ministers had secretly held talks on plans to delay Brexit by eight weeks, potentially postponing Britain’s exit from the bloc to May 24.

Small-cap support services provider Interserve opened lower but quickly erased losses to surge 13 percent after striking a deal with creditors to more than halve its debt by issuing new shares. (Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi and Muvija M in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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