Mining stocks weigh on FTSE 100
(Close): Falls in mining company shares held back gains on the FTSE 100 following a choppy day of trading.
The FTSE 100 closed the day just 5 points lower at 6184.58 after swinging between losses and gains.
Shares in the supermarket Sainsbury's finished 1.2% higher after it moved closer to acquiring retailer Argos.
A rival suitor for Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos, withdrew late on Friday, leaving Sainsbury's the only bidder with a £1.4bn offer.
On the broader 250 index, shares in the cycling retailer Halfords dropped almost 5% after the broker UBS downgraded the company to a "sell".