U.K. Stocks Retreat as Smiths, Tullow Lead FTSE Declines

The U.K.’s benchmark FTSE 100 Index fell 0.3 percent at 8:35 a.m. in London.

The index of 101 stocks traded on the London Stock Exchange dropped 22.95 points to 6,797.61.

Declines in the FTSE 100 were led by Smiths Group Plc and Tullow Oil Plc.

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