FTSE 100 lower as miners slump
(Close): London's leading shares headed lower in Tuesday morning trading, with copper miner Antofagasta clearly the biggest loser.
At close, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 34.60 points or 0.56% to 6139.97.
Anglo American was the biggest faller, down at close by 11%, or 59.05p, at 487.45 pence.
Antofagasta fell 4.47% after posting a 58% drop in annual profit and cancelling its final dividend.
Royal Bank of Scotland was one of the biggest risers on the 100-share index, adding 1.47% after an upgrade from analysts at Goldman Sachs.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's fared less well, shedding 1%, despite issuing a trading statement showing its first sales rise in two years.
Traders said sterling had been dragged lower by an opinion poll in the Telegraph newspaper indicating a narrow majority for supporters of an exit from the EU ahead of the 23 June referendum.