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Mining stocks rise but FTSE 100 dips


Mining giant BHP Billiton was the FTSE 100’s star performer as investors awaited the company’s annual results due on Tuesday.BHP added 1.4% in early Monday trading, heading a top five winners’ list entirely made up of miners.Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Glencore and Antofagasta also notched up share price gains.However, the sector failed to lift the benchmark 100-share index, which fell 10.39 points or 0.14% to 7,313.59.Banks RBS and Barclays were among the biggest losers, dropping 1.4% and 1.2% respectively.On the currency markets, the pound was down 0.09% against the dollar at $1.2863, but up 0.06% against the euro at 1.0956 euros.
Source: BBC