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FTSE 100 Down 132 Points Amid Global Rout

U.K. shares plunged on Thursday to extend losses from the previous session as declining commodity prices on concerns over global growth outlook took toll on resource stocks. A rising pound on growing speculation for a Brexit deal also weighed on markets.

The benchmark FTSE 100 was down 132 points or 1.84 percent at 7,014 in late opening deals after closing 1.3 percent lower in the previous session.

Miners Anglo American, Antofagasta and Glencore lost 3-4 percent after base metal prices tumbled in Shanghai and London.

Oil giant BP Plc dropped 2.4 percent and Tullow Oil plunged 4.1 percent as oil prices hit two-week lows.

Recruitment firm Hays Plc plummeted 13 percent as its first-quarter gross profit missed analyst estimates, hurt by a relatively stronger pound against rivals.

Packaging and paper group Mondi advanced 0.8 percent after it reported a 30 percent rise in Q3 underlying profit.

Financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown lost 7.3 percent after it warned of an industry-wide slowdown.

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