FTSE 100 feels effect of mining stocks plummet, Fresnillo biggest loser - Spread Betting News

Spread betting provider City Index takes a look at the financial activity shaping the markets on 12th May 2011.
By: City Index
 
May 12, 2011 - PRLog -- Spread betting provider City Index (http://www.cityindex.co.uk/) takes a look at the financial activity shaping the markets on 12th May 2011.
Yesterday (May 11th), the Standard and Poor's 500 (S&P 500) Index closed down by more than one per cent, with its energy sector experiencing the biggest decline after it tumbled by 2.94 per cent.

It would appear that mining stocks on the FTSE 100 have followed this lead, with Fresnillo this morning proving to be the biggest faller.

As of 09:53 BST, the miner was down by 5.74 per cent on yesterday's close, with Eurasian in third place, declining by 3.77 per cent.

Meanwhile, Kazakhmys had fallen by 3.64 per cent and Antofagasta took a 3.53 per cent hit.

The mining stocks tumble did not end there, with BHP Billiton retreating by more than three per cent and Rio Tinto losing 3.14 per cent.

Overall, the FTSE 100 was trading on 5,915.07 points, more than one per cent lower than yesterday's close.

Investors may now wait to see if the decline tails off as the session continues.

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