London's dealers decided decided was not the day to take positions so volumes were extremely thin. ...
London's dealers decided decided was not the day to take positions so volumes were extremely thin.
The FTSE 100 closed down 21.5 points, or 0.4%, at 5766.6.
There was no respite for battered Baltimore Technologies as the share price slumped 18p or 20% to 74pafter repaeating its profit warning that first quarter sales will come in below expectations.
Logica closed down 37p or 4.0% at 882p after being up 10% earlier in the day, with investors perhaps taking flight after the Nasdaq's weak opening.
ARM Holdings was up with the FTSE 100 leaders again, putting on 19p or 6.2% to close at 327p.
Great Universal Stores climbed after yeaterday's 12% gain to close up 24p or 4.8% at 525p, all on the back of encouraging second half sales data.
BT was 6p or 1.1% higherr at 576p after agreeing to sell subsidiary Viag Interkom to Tiscali for EUR77.1m.
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Responding to letter from Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan