British FTSE 100 decreases

London, Feb 25 (IANS) FTSE 100 Index, British benchmark stock market gauge decreased by 1.60 percent, or 95.13 points, to 5,867.18 points.

Share price of Persimmon increased by 2.27 percent, topped the gainers of the blue chips on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

Randgold Resources, Intertek Group, Fresnillo and Barratt Developments increased by 1.99 percent, 1.77 percent, 1.69 percent and 1.69 percent respectively.

Glencore Group led the top losers of the blue chips with a share price drop of 10.12 percent, followed by Anglo American (9.57 percent), BHP Billiton (8.38 percent), Rio Tinto (5.73 percent) and Sports Direct International (4.88 percent).

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