By 0705 GMT, the blue-chip FTSE 100 lost 0.3%, while the more domestically-focussed FTSE 250 midcap index fell 0.4%.
China’sgrew at a frail pace in the second quarter, with the post-COVID momentum faltering rapidly and raising pressure on policymakers to deliver more stimulus to shore up activity.
Industrial metal miners dipped 1.8% as prices of most base metals came under pressure.
Global miners Rio Tinto and Glencore lost 1.6% and 1.8%, respectively.
Heavyweight energy stocks also fell 0.8% on lower oil prices.
Meanwhile,soared 56.6% after US-based investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners said it will buy the alternative asset manager for 469.8 million pounds (USD 614.9 million).
(Reporting by Shashwat Chauhan in Bengaluru; Editing by Varun H K)
This article originally appeared on reuters.com