London Markets: London markets decline as China data stokes growth fears

London markets fell into negative territory as China industrial production figures disappointed, fueling fears of a global economic slowdown.

How did markets perform?

The U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, -0.37% was at 7,352.2, down 0.2% following Thursday’s flat close.

The pound GBPUSD, -0.1420% fell 0.2% to $1.2645, after shrinking 0.3% Thursday.

What’s moving the markets?

Economic data out of China set investors on a pessimistic path Friday, as U.S. tariffs appeared to bite. Industrial production in May grew 5% year over year, lower than the 5.5% consensus and the lowest growth figure in the category in more than 17 years.

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