Britain's Shares Decline as Miners Head for Lowest Since 2008

U.K. shares fell for their first time in six days, dragged lower by a drop in commodity producers and grocers.

The FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.5 percent at the close of trading in London, paring a decline of as much as 1.1 percent. A gauge tracking miners slid, with Glencore Plc losing 2.1 percent. Tesco Plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc fell as retailers were some of the biggest decliners in Europe.

The broader FTSE All-Share Index slid 0.5 percent, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index rose 0.2 percent. The FTSE 100 advanced 3.5 percent last week, following three consecutive weekly declines.

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