Photo taken on Feb. 28, 2020 shows the exterior of London Stock Exchange Group in London, Britain. British stocks decreased on Friday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 3.18 percent, or 215.79 points, to close at 6,580.61 points. (Xinhua/Han Yan)
Photo taken on Feb. 28, 2020 shows the exterior of London Stock Exchange Group in London, Britain. British stocks decreased on Friday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 3.18 percent, or 215.79 points, to close at 6,580.61 points. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

British stocks decreased on Monday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 0.16 percent, or 9.28 points, to close at 5,753.78 points.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a multinational pharmaceutical company, soared 5.86 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Ocado Group and GlaxoSmithKline increased by 4.49 percent and 3.21 percent, respectively.

Informa, a multinational events and publishing company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 7.51 percent. EasyJet, a low-cost British airline, dropped 7.22 percent. Rolls-Royce Holdings, a UK-based engineering company, fell 6.93 percent. Enditem

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