The FTSE 100 slid at the open, with the index of leading shares falling 0.38 percent to 5,492.13 points. Source: AFP

The FTSE 100 slid at the open, with the index of leading shares falling 0.38 percent to 5,492.13 points. Source: AFP

LONDON: The FTSE 100 slid at the open, with the index of leading shares falling 0.38 percent to 5,492.13 points.
The index had closed 0.34 percent higher on Tuesday, at 5,513.14, after Cadbury accepted a multi-billion-dollar takeover from US food giant Kraft.