U.K. stocks fell for the first time in six days, reopening after a holiday.
Fresnillo Plc and Randgold Resources Ltd. dropped 3.5 percent as gold and silver prices fell. Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc lost 2.8 percent. Ryanair Holdings Plc added 5.4 percent after reporting a jump in annual earnings and forecasting an increase in the following year. EasyJet Plc climbed 1.6 percent. Royal Mail Plc rose 3.6 percent after Cantor Fitzgerald raised its rating on the stock.
The FTSE 100 Index lost 1.2 percent to 6,948.99 at the close of trading in London, its lowest level since May 12. The gauge rallied last week by the most since April. The broader FTSE All-Share Index slid 1 percent on Tuesday, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index gained less than 0.1 percent.