LONDON -- After an unusually resilient week for the FTSE 100
European indexes suffered similarly, with the French CAC 40 and the German DAX both also down around 1%, to 3,093 and 6,278 points respectively.
It was largely a down day for individual shares, too, with quite a few early fallers.
Max Petroleum saw a mammoth 51% slashed off its shares, which fell 4.5 pence to 4.2 pence after announcing its drilling rig has become stuck for the second time at its NUR-1 well in Kazakhstan.
FTSE 100 miners continued to fall in early trading, with Antofagasta down 2.3% to 1,055 pence, BHP Billiton down 2.4% to 1,776 pence, Rio Tinto down 1.3% to 2,962 pence, Xstrata down 2% to 823 pence, and Anglo American
Aquarius Platinum continued its slide from yesterday after mothballing one of its mines to fall a further 5% to 51 pence, while Fortune Oil had 3% lopped off its price, falling to 9.4 pence. Vedanta Resources slid 3.5% to 897 pence, and Tullow Oil dropped 3.4% to 1,431 pence.
Marks & Spencer fell, too -- by 9.9 pence to 327 pence for a fall of 3% on no real news. Clean Air Power lost 10% in an absence of news to finish at 11 pence.
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