British stocks decreased on Wednesday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 0.35 percent, or 26.04 points, to close at 7,474.40 points.
Barratt Developments, a British residential property development company, soared 3.21 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Centrica and Direct Line Insurance Group increased by 2.99 percent and 2.94 percent, respectively.
A multinational mining company Anglo American was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 2.62 percent.
The international commodity trading and mining company Glencore dropped 2.60 percent. Rio Tinto, an Australian-British multinational metals and mining corporation, fell 2.33 percent. Enditem