Emerging-Markets Selloff Sends U.K. Stocks to Seven-Month Low

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U.K. stocks tumbled for a seventh day, their longest streak of losses since 2011, as a selloff in emerging markets deepened and Glencore Plc plunged to a record low.

The miner slumped 9.7 percent, the most in four years, after reporting a slide in first-half profit. Anglo American Plc, Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton Ltd. lost more than 3.5 percent, with a gauge of miners reaching its lowest level since 2009.

The FTSE 100 Index fell 1.9 percent, the most since June, to 6,403.45 at the close of trading in London, taking its seven-day drop to 4.9 percent. The broader FTSE All-Share Index lost 1.7 percent, and Ireland’s ISEQ Index slid 1.2 percent.

Only five stocks in the FTSE 100 rose. Admiral Group Plc climbed 3.8 percent after posting an increase in earnings and number of customers. Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc added 2.6 percent after its chief financial officer said it would consider another large deal when debt is paid down.

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