LONDON, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- British stocks decreased on Thursday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 0.68 percent, or 43.16 points, to close at 6,338.94 points.
Fresnillo, a Mexican-based precious metals mining company, soared 3.73 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. 3i Group and DCC both increased by 2.49 percent.
Rolls-Royce Holdings, a UK-based engineering company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 8.56 percent. HSBC Holdings, a multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, dropped 3.90 percent. J Sainsbury, a UK-based chain of supermarkets, fell 3.34 percent.
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