British stocks down 1.11 pct Thursday

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LONDON, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- British stocks decreased on Thursday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 1.11 percent, or 79.51 points, to close at 7,093.58 points.

Smith & Nephew, a British multinational medical equipment manufacturing company, soared 5.71 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Compass Group and Hiscox increased by 3.66 percent and 1.77 percent, respectively.

Tui, a Germany-based integrated tourism group, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 19.38 percent. Ocado Group, an online grocer, dropped 9.77 percent. WPP, a British multinational advertising and public relations company, fell 8.38 percent. Enditem

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