Miners Weigh on U.K. Stocks When Most FTSE 100 Shares AdvanceBy
British equities were little changed, with a slide in miners offsetting gains at most other companies.
The FTSE 100 Index slipped 0.1 percent at 8:17 a.m. in London, reopening after a holiday on Monday and two weeks of declines. Antofagasta Plc, Randgold Resources Ltd. and Glencore Plc fell more than 3 percent as commodities declined amid a stronger dollar. More than 50 FTSE 100 shares climbed, and Bunzl Plc advanced 1.5 percent after reporting an increase in revenue and operating margin.
The FTSE 250 Index of mid-cap companies climbed less than 0.1 percent, while the FTSE Small Capitalisation Index Ex Investment Trusts slid 0.2 percent. The regional Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.2 percent.