British stocks down 0.72 pct Tuesday

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-07 02:16:50|Editor: huaxia
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LONDON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- British stocks decreased on Tuesday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 0.72 percent, or 52.16 points, to close at 7,171.69 points.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group, a banking and financial services company, soared 1.70 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Spirax-Sarco Engineering and Ferguson increased by 1.29 percent and 1.26 percent, respectively.

Rolls-Royce Holdings, a Britain-based engineering company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 6.87 percent. NMC Health, a private healthcare services provider, dropped 6.00 percent. Centrica, a British multinational energy and services company, fell 2.67 percent. Enditem