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Britain's FTSE extends losses as miners slip

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index fell on Wednesday, dragged down my mining stocks after poor Chinese data raised fresh concerns about raw material demand in the world's biggest metals consuming country.

China's normally robust services sector weakened sharply in September to its lowest point since November 2010, as slow growth in manufacturing finally began to feed through to the rest of the economy, an official survey showed on Wednesday.

Basic resources stocks were the top decliners, with the UK mining index falling 0.7 percent. Anglo American

fell 1 percent, while BHP Billiton was down 0.9 percent.

At 0706 GMT, the FTSE 100 index was down 22.11 points, or 0.4 percent, at 5,787.50, after falling 0.2 percent in the previous session.

(Reporting by Atul Prakash)

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