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London Markets: FTSE 100 seesaws, with miners under pressure after holiday

Stocks in the U.K. wobbled Tuesday, with mining shares struggling at the start of the holiday-shortened week.

The FTSE 100 UKX, +0.13% was up less than 0.1% at 6,841.98 after opening with a minor loss. Trading was closed Monday for the late August bank holiday.

The index on Friday closed 0.3% higher after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated the U.S. economy looks ready to withstand another interest rate increase.

But mining shares on Monday were knocked lower. The fall came after a rough week for the sector last week, driven by a decline for Glencore PLC GLEN, -2.89%posted a $369 million half-year net loss.

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