The FTSE 100 index closed slightly lower at the end of the afternoon as markets failed to repeat the previous trading session’s surge.
The index dropped 0.29% to 5,489, failing to repeat the central bank action-inspired rally yesterday.
Engineer IMI was the biggest faller, dropping 4.9% to 759p at the close of trading. It was joined at the bottom by Lloyds Banking Group, which saw its share price drop by 3.3% to 24p.
Interdealer broker ICAP saw its share price down 3.1% to 344.3p, miner Lonmin also slipped 3.1% to 1,037p, as Royal Bank of Scotland Group fell 2.1% to 20.55p.
Life insurance consolidator Resolution was the biggest riser climbing 3.9% higher to 244.7p, luxury goods company Burberry rose 3% to 1,308p, as International Consolidated Airlines Group added 2.8% to its share price of 151.6p.
B&Q owner Kingfisher closed 2.2% higher at 261.3p, while testing company Intertek Group also climbed 2.2% higher to 1,966p.
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