London’s winning streak came to an end as Greece continues to wrangle with its Eurozone paymasters.
The FTSE 100 shed 37 points 6,809 to register its first fall in six days, as the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels ended without an agreement being reached.
Greece has until the end of the month to find €1.6bn to make a repayment to the International Monetary Fund.
Miners were among the prominent fallers on the Footsie leader-board, with the likes of Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Glencore rubbing shoulders in the basement with ex-dividend stocks United Utilities and Compass.
The best performer of the day was a small cap – Daniel Stewart (LON:DAN) after a successful fund-raising. The stockbroker saw its share rise 41% to 2.93p after it found backers willing to pay 3.35p for a pile of shares.
Rob Terry has been active since giving up the helm at Quindell and today it was revealed he has lifted his stake in Imaginatik (LON:IMTK), to 4.17%.
Shares in the technology firm have been rising steadily this week and hit 7.625p today, up 27%.
Stratex owns 45% of Altintepe, but under the terms of the joint venture deal its partner Bahar Madencilik will receive 80% of the net cash until it has recouped the US$39mln that it will spend on construction.
On the downside, Trap Oil (LON:TRAP) leaked 0.23p to 0.40p after a North Sea well came up dry.
Shares in Independent Resources (LON:IRG) were also battered, shedding almost a third at 0.68p, after the North Africa-focused oil explorer said it would still need extra funding in coming months to keep going and to cover its share of costs on its Ksar Hadada project in Tunisia.