Vedanta Resources was the biggest faller at the close of trading as its share price dropped by 3.7% to 1,369p, as concerns over Chinese growth were felt.
The banking sector was also well represented at the foot of the FTSE 100. Royal Bank of Scotland Group dropped 3.2% to 25.37p, while Essar Energy slipped 2.4%tp 108.3p.
Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group both dropped by 2% to 235.85p and 33.67p, respectively.
Supermarket chain Morrisons was the strongest riser as a share price climbed by 2.3% to 301.6p. (article continues below)
British Land climbed 2% to 496.3p as consumer goods company Unilever rose 1.9% to 2,107p.
B&Q owner Kingfisher and property investor Land Securities both increased by 1.6% to 286.8p and 728p, respectively.