LONDON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- British stocks decreased on Thursday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 1.27 percent, or 77.78 points, to close at 6,026.94 points.
Pearson, a British multinational publishing and education company, soared 7.84 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Aviva and ITV increased by 4.64 percent and 3.94 percent, respectively.
Glencore, an Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 8.08 percent. Land Securities Group, a commercial property development and investment company, dropped 4.95 percent. Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company, fell 4.80 percent.
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