FTSE 100 Falls With Slump in Miners on China Data; Shire JumpsBy
U.K. stocks retreated, snapping a two-day gain, following a retreat in miners including Glencore Plc.
Glencore and Anglo America Plc fell at least 5 percent. Copper and nickel fell after a report showed economic growth in China, the biggest metals users, expanded at the slowest pace since 2009. Barclays Plc added 1 percent. Shire Plc reversed an earlier slump to advance 2.6 percent, tracking gains in European health stocks.
The FTSE 100 lost 0.4 percent to 6,352.33 at the close in London. The broader FTSE All-Share Index dropped 0.3 percent today, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index added 0.2 percent.
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