British Stocks Climb for First Time This Week as Miners Advance

European Stocks Turn Negative

Commodity producers pushed U.K. equities up, after three straight days of losses, and helped them maintain gains even after a U.S. jobs report dragged most of the rest of Europe’s indexes down.

Glencore Plc and Fresnillo Plc rallied more than 5.5 percent, sending a gauge of shares tracking the nation’s miners to its biggest jump since April. Tesco Plc, J Sainsbury Plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc lost more than 3.8 percent as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it will lower prices at its Asda grocers.

The FTSE 100 Index advanced 0.4 percent at the close of trading in London, trimming a gain of as much as 1.1 percent and taking its weekly decline to 1 percent. The broader FTSE All-Share Index also climbed, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index fell 0.5 percent.

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