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The FTSE 100 nudged slightly downward Tuesday on a dearth of corporate news and other market indicators.

"Insurance giants Admiral and RSA were buoyed by the AA's latest British Insurance Index which shows that typical shop around quotes rose by 5.2% over the three months to the end of June," said AJ Bell Investment Director Russ Mould.

The market closed Tuesday down -0.29% to finish at 6,769.07p

Mining firms Fresnillo and Randgold made gains from recent lows after gold prices took a hit Monday. Shares of ECR Minerals' gained after tests at the new Itogon gold mine in the northern Philippines returned positive results.

FTSE 100 biggest risers

  • Admiral Group +65.00 (+4.47%) 1,518.00
  • Fresnillo +23.00 (+3.66%) 652.00
  • RSA Insurance Group +9.30 (+2.16%) 440.20
  • Randgold Resources +76.00 (+1.99%) 3,893.00
  • Kingfisher +6.30 (+1.72%) 372.60

FTSE 100 biggest fallers

  • easyJet Plc -55.00 (-3.20%) 1,666.00
  • Barratt Developments Plc -16.00 (-2.49%) 625.50
  • Ashtead Group Plc -25.00 (-2.34%) 1,043.00
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals -49.00 (-2.29%) 2,092.00
  • Rolls Royce Holdings Plc -17.50 (-2.23%) 765.50

FTSE AIM 100 biggest risers

  • Arbuthnot Banking Group Plc +156.50 (+11.41%) 1,528.50
  • Redcentric Plc +18.25 (+11.13%) 182.25
  • Staffline Group +92.00 (+6.97%) 1,412.00
  • GVC Holdings Plc +15.50 (+3.79%) 425.00
  • James Halstead Plc +14.50 (+3.41%) 439.50

FTSE AIM 100 biggest fallers

  • Scapa Group Plc -10.50 (-4.87%) 205.00
  • Ithaca Energy Inc -2.00 (-4.73%) 40.25
  • Velocys Plc -3.50 (-3.84%) 87.75
  • Faroe Petroleum -3.25 (-3.60%) 87.00
  • Xeros Group Plc -7.50 (-2.97%) 245.00