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The FTSE 100 was down 1.31% to 6,859.24Reuters

Despite a 9% increase in dividend payouts and a rise in profits in its full-year ending 31 March 2015, technologies and chemicals company Johnson Matthey leads the fallers on the FTSE 100 today (4 June).

Overall, the Index was down 1.31% as the Bank of England announced there was no change in its Quantitative Easing programme and held its interest rates at 0.5%.

National Grid was the second-biggest faller, with shares plummeting 5.08% after Societe General downgraded its rating to 'sell'.

After chancellor George Osborne announced the government will sell its 30% stake in delivery service Royal Mail for £1.5bn (€2bn), the company's shares went down 4.94%, making it the third-biggest faller of the day.

Kingfisher, which announced the closure of B&Q stores across the country, saw its ratings by Bank of America's Merrill Lynch go from 'underperforming' to 'neutral', which made its shares go up 2.66%.

FTSE 100 biggest risers

  • Kingfisher +9.80 (+2.66%) 377.90
  • British Land Co +7.00 (+0.84%) 836.00
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group +2.30 (+0.66%) 351.80
  • easyJet +10.00 (+0.63%) 1,592.00
  • Babcock International Group +7.00 (+0.62%) 1,143.00

FTSE 100 biggest fallers

  • Johnson Matthey -185.00 (-5.26%) 3,331.00
  • National Grid -46.50 (-5.08%) 869.00
  • Royal Mail -26.00 (-4.94%) 500.00
  • Anglo American -43.00 (-4.10%) 1,005.00
  • WPP -54.00 (-3.46%) 1,505.00

FTSE AIM 100 biggest risers

  • Tungsten Corporation +3.50 (+4.38%) 83.50
  • James Halstead +10.00 (+2.56%) 400.00
  • GB Group +5.00 (+2.47%) 207.50
  • Arbuthnot Banking Group +35.00 (+2.31%) 1,550.00
  • M&C Saatchi +7.25 (+2.24%) 330.25

FTSE AIM 100 biggest fallers

  • Amerisur Resources -2.25 (-6.12%) 34.50
  • Sprue Aegis -15.00 (-5.26%) 270.00
  • Majestic Wines -15.50 (-3.50%) 427.50
  • Powerflute OYJ -2.00 (-2.92%) 66.50
  • RWS Holdings -3.50 (-2.50%) 136.50