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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana in 2010Reuters

After days of gains on the FTSE 100, the market pulled back on 2 July barely budging from where it closed the day before.

"Another bout of sparring between Merkel and Tsipras has left Greece and the markets playing a waiting game as talks come to a halt, with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis vowing to step aside if voters back austerity," says AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould. A referendum on whether Greeks will accept or reject a bailout deal is planned for 5 July.

Oil and gas giant BP made whopping gains despite the lull, rising +4.35% following an announcement that it will pay $18.7bn (£11.9bn, €16.8bn) to fully settle 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims.

"Back in London, Dixons Carphone particularly stood out among the top-tier risers having teamed up with American mobile network giant Sprint with a view to opening and managing Sprint-branded stores in the US," said Mould.

Overall the market nudged ahead to close 0.33% higher at 6,630.47 after gaining 1.34% on 1 July.

FTSE 100 biggest risers

  • BP Plc +18.25 (+4.35%) 437.40
  • RSA Insurance Group +8.20 (+2.04%) 411.00
  • National Grid +15.80 (+1.93%) 833.50
  • AstraZeneca Plc +69.50 (+1.69%) 4,190.00
  • SSE Plc +26.00 (+1.69%) 1,564.00

FTSE 100 biggest fallers

  • Ashtead Group Plc -42.00 (-3.81%) 1,059.00
  • Intertek Group Plc -79.00 (-3.21%) 2,383.00
  • International Consolidated Airlines Group SA -13.30 (-2.65%) 489.20
  • Hargreaves Lansdown Plc -29.00 (-2.48%) 1,140.00
  • ARM Holdings Plc -26.00 (-2.45%) 1,037.00

FTSE AIM 100 biggest risers

  • Velocys Plc +7.38 (+6.73%) 117.00
  • Rockhopper Exploration Plc +4.00 (+6.32%) 67.25
  • Staffline Group +76.00 (+5.76%) 1,396.00
  • Amerisur Resources Plc +1.75 (+4.79%) 38.25
  • Burford Capital Ltd +6.00 (+3.68%) 169.00

FTSE AIM 100 biggest fallers

  • Optimal Payments Plc -15.00 (-6.41%) 219.00
  • hVIVO Plc -11.88 (-3.96%) 288.00
  • Dart Group Plc -14.75 (-3.49%) 408.00
  • NewRiver Retail Ltd -9.50 (-2.97%) 310.00
  • Falkland Oil and Gas -0.75 (-2.75%) 26.50