FTSE 100 eyes worst week in 13 months as Ukraine crisis weighs
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* FTSE 100 falls 1%, FTSE 250 declines 0.4%
March 4 (Reuters) - UK's FTSE 100 slid on Friday, on track for its worst weekly performance in over a year as escalating Russia-Ukraine crisis kept investors on the edge.
The blue-chip FTSE 100 .FTSE index fell 1% after reports of a fire near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest of its kind in Europe, following fighting with Russian forces sent investors scrambling for safety.
However, losses on the commodity-heavy index were smaller than its European peers as stronger metal prices cushioned the impact on the benchmark index.
Precious metal .FTNMX551030 advanced 0.7% and base metal miners .FTNMX551020 declined 0.9% respectively.
The domestically focussed mid-cap index .FTMC slipped 0.4%. For the week so far, the index is down nearly 4%.
The London Stock Exchange LSEG.L said it had suspended with immediate effect the trading of stock listings of several Russian-based companies, including Sistema SSAq.L and Magnit MGNTq.L .
Reporting by Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Saikat Chatterjee
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