The FTSE 100 index fell 83.90 points to 4,333.80 today after all but four stocks made losses in the wake of volatile oil prices and heightened terrorism fears sparked by events in Israel and Palestine.
British Airways dropped 14.5p to 259.75p even as new industry figures suggested continued recovery on the key North Atlantic routes between the US and Europe.
Reuters, one of the best performing stocks of the last year, dropped 15.75p to 363.25p.
Aviva reported it increased provisions for endowment complaints last year, helping send its shares down 16.5p to 520p.
BP dropped 12.5p to 440p as crude oil prices dropped following comments from OPEC it may not impose output limits in light of fast rising oil prices.
Bunzl led the gainers, adding 3.25p to 476.5p.
Scottish Power added 1p to 370.25p after JPMorgan upgraded its view of the company.
The FTSE 250 index fell 107.7 points to 6,132.5.
Lastminute.com dropped 15p to 191p after competitor Ebookers said it may sell up to £200m worth of new shares to fund acquisitions.
First Choice added 4.75p to 131.75p.
Stocks are stumbling badly in the US.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average index is off by about 115 points to 10,071.
The broader S&P 500 index is off by about 13 points to 1,096.IFAonline
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