London Markets: FTSE 100 heads toward first fall in 3 sessions as miners decline

U.K. stocks tilted lower Monday, with mining shares struggling after data showed economic growth slowed modestly in China, putting the London benchmark at risk for its first loss in three sessions.

How markets are moving

The FTSE 100 index UKX, +0.02% shed 0.2% to 7,650.33, with basic materials and tech stocks among sectors losing ground. But industrial and financial shares gained modestly. On Friday, the benchmark rose 0.1% and finished last week with a 0.6% rise, the first gain in three weeks.

The pound GBPUSD, +0.1209% traded at $1.3234, on par with late Friday’s level in New York.

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