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  The FTSE 100 ended flat on Wednesday as investors held out for more stimulus from the U.S. Congress and the Federal Reserve, while GlaxoSmithKline, Barclays and Taylor Wimpey slid on weak quarterly earnings.   The world’s largest vaccine maker, GSK (GSK.L), slumped 3.2% to hit a 15-week low after missing second-quarter profit estimates under the effect of coronavirus lockdowns, dragging the healthcare index .FTNMX4570 down 1.8%.   Kicking off the quarterly earnings season for UK banks, Barclays (BARC.L) set aside a higher-than-expected 1.6 billion pounds ($2.07 billion) to cover a possible rise in loan losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its shares fell 6.1%.   But a 7.7% jump for Next Plc (NXT.L) helped the blue-chip FTSE 100 .FTSE end in positive territory as the retailer reported a smaller-than-feared slump in second-quarter sales.   The mid-cap FTSE 250 .FTMC was off 0.2%, weighed by losses in consumer discretionary, financial and tech-related stocks.   The Fed is expected to sound reassuringly accommodative at its policy review due at 2 p.m. ET (1800 GMT), followed by Chair Jerome Powell’s press conference, but investors have turned wary over political wrangling between U.S. Democrats and Republicans on a coronavirus relief plan.    “Not much will come of (the Fed meeting) in terms of policy. That said, we think a sober assessment from the Fed or Powell could challenge risk sentiment,” said Mazen Issa, senior FX strategist at TD Securities.   “With COVID cases ravaging the U.S. and the job market stalling, there is a risk that Powell sounds more bearish than dovish.”   Uncertainty about global efforts to contain the pandemic stalled a three-month rally for the FTSE 100 in July. Although recent economic data has shown a revival in business activity with the lifting of nationwide lockdowns, traders are concerned about the damage from another possible shutdown.   Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Plc (TW.L) shed 8.1% on saying it expected to complete around 40% fewer homes in 2020.   Europe’s main stocks benchmark closed nearly flat on Wednesday, as investors waited to hear from the U.S. Federal Reserve, but a flurry of earnings reports drove big swings in individual stocks.   When the Fed concludes its monetary policy meeting later in the day, investors are hoping that policymakers will reiterate their accommodative stance to support financial markets as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll.   In a busy earnings day, the pan-European STOXX 600 closed down 0.1%, with healthcare .SXDP and banks .SX7P dragging on the main index, while retailers .SXRP jumped 1.4%.   Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) fell 3.2% as it missed second-quarter profit estimates after lower sales of its existing vaccines, while lender Barclays (BARC.L) dropped 6.1% as it set aside a higher than expected 1.6 billion pounds to cover a possible rise in loan losses due to the pandemic.   The pair helped keep London's FTSE 100 .FTSE nearly flat.   France's CAC 40 .FCHI outperformed its continental peers with a 0.6% rise after positive earnings updates from luxury group Kering (PRTP.PA), electrical equipment group Schneider Electric (SCHN.PA) and consulting firm Capgemini (CAPP.PA).   “Markets have rallied aggressively, so what we’re seeing is companies coming with better numbers but not seeing an additional uptick in markets,” said Will James, deputy head of European equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments.   “Companies that have managed earnings and sales, there have been aggressive cost measures put in place.”   Profits for STOXX 600 companies are expected to drop by a record 59% in the second quarter, according to Refinitiv data. But with much of the decline priced in, European stocks are on course to end July with gains as investors bet on more stimulus.   Euro zone banks .SX7E took a beating as Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) fell 2.5% after giving a slightly improved outlook for the year, but chief executive Christian Sewing damped speculation that the lender was eager to revive merger talks with Commerzbank (CBKG.DE).   Spain’s Santander (SAN.MC) slid 4.7% as it reported a record net loss of 11.1 billion euros (10.05 billion pounds) in the second quarter.   Chemicals giant BASF SE (BASFn.DE) dropped 4.9% as it said its dividend policy and the value of assets on its balance sheet might be revised given uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis.   UK retailer Next (NXT.L) jumped 7.7% as it raised its profit forecast after sales fell less than feared over the past three months.

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