London shares open lower as energy stocks weigh



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* FTSE 100 down 0.1%, FTSE 250 off 0.1%

Aug 5 (Reuters) - UK shares opened slightly lower on Friday, with energy stocks leading the declines, a day after the Bank of England raised interest rates by the most in 27 years.

The FTSE 100 .FTSE index dipped 0.1%, while the midcaps index .FTMC also shed 0.1%.

The FTSE 100 index ended flat on Thursday after the British central bank's Monetary Policy Committee raised its Bank Rate by half percentage point to 1.75% - the highest level since late-2008.

Oil majors Shell Plc SHEL.L and BP Plc BP.L fell more than 1% each, weighing the most on the blue-chip UK index.

WPP WPP.L , the world's largest advertising group, increased its annual net sales outlook, but shares of the company fell 5.3% in early trading.

Investors across the globe now await the release of U.S. jobs data, waiting to see whether the Federal Reserve's aggressive pace of rate hikes is slowing growth in the world's largest economy.
Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V

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