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European markets edge lower ahead of BOE rate decision; Antofagasta shares up 3%

Sam Meredith

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.1 percent during mid-morning deals, with most sectors and major bourses in negative territory. The Bank of England (BOE) is due to announce its latest interest rate decision at midday. British Prime Minister Theresa May told the public on Wednesday that she is "on their side" amid Brexit negotiations, laying the blame for the country's delayed exit squarely with Parliament.