Glencore Plc shares headed for the biggest weekly decline since the company went public in 2011 as the selloff in mining shares showed no signs of slowing.
Glencore slid 5.9 percent on Friday, bringing losses for the week to 17 percent. Vedanta Resources Plc, an Indian miner of copper, aluminum and zinc, dropped 10 percent for the biggest retreat in the FTSE 350 Mining Index. Anglo American Plc and Antofagasta Plc sank more than 4 percent.
Mining and energy shares led the slump in global equities as U.S. payrolls data did little to bring clarity to the outlook for interest rates amid growing concern about the strength of the global economy. Employers added 173, 000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, data showed. The gain in payrolls, while less than forecast, followed advances in July and June that were stronger than previously reported.