British stocks down 7.69 pct Monday

2020-03-10 03:14:00 GMT2020-03-10 11:14:00(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

British stocks decreased on Monday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 7.69 percent, or 496.78 points, to close at 5,965.77 points.

Polymetal International, a precious metal mining company, soared 0.58 percent, the only gainer of the blue chips.

BP, a British multinational oil and gas company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 19.48 percent. Royal Dutch Shell Plc B Shares, a major oil and gas company which has a British source for tax purposes, dropped 18.23 percent. Royal Dutch Shell Plc A Shares, a major oil and gas company which has a Dutch source for tax purposes, fell 17.60 percent.

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