The FTSE 100 has ended the day down 20.7 points, or 0.35%, to 5,937.1, as Partygaming continued its fall and metal prices dropped.
The online gaming firm continued its poor performance form yesterday, when it lost over 50% in one day, to act as the biggest drag on the index with a drop of 9.44% to 40.75p, after the US Congress voted in favour of an anti-gaming legislation.
However Swiss miner Xstrata was the biggest gainer with a rise of 2.18% to £22.46, on news it is to raise £2.9bn through a rights issue to fund its acquisition of Canadian miner Falconbridge.
But the rest of the mining sector suffered as metal prices fell, with Lonmin down 4.42% to £24.89, closely followed by Rio Tinto which slipped 3.46% to £24.80, while Antofagasta dropped 3.34% to 449p.
On the bright side Tesco did well with a rise of 2.12% to 373.25p, after it beat market forecasts with a 12.5% rise in underlying interim profits to £1.15bn, while Morrison Supermarkets gained in sympathy, climbing 1.75% to 247p.
In the US the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 35.06 points, or 0.3%, to 11,705.41, despite a fall in oil prices dragging energy stocks lower.
Exxon Mobil is currently the biggest drag on the index with a drop of 1.49% to $66, after US crude oil fell to $58.90, the lowest level for seven months, while ConocoPhillips slipped 1.5% to $57.02.
However Boeing has posted the biggest gains so far with a rise of 1.69% to $81.32, closely followed by Honeywell International which is up 1.23% to $41.86, while JP Morgan Chase is up 1.11% to $47.39.
AT&T is also up 1.09% to $32.58, while United Technologies is up 1.08% to $64.59, although gains are being limited by Hewlett Packard which is down 1.22% to $37.20, while Microsoft has slipped 0.33% to $27.27.IFAonline
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