Greece and the complicated negotiations about its place in the Eurozone have again been a sticking point on the FTSE 100 today (Thursday 18 June).

The market picked up slightly but failed to make any real gains.

"Greece remains the main focus as it entered the last chance saloon in an attempt to broker a deal with its creditors," said Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell.

Despite being at their lowest in six years, Anglo American's shares gained 2.65% as mining stocks took a prominent place in the market. Companies Fresnillo, Glencore, BHP Billiton, Randgold Resources, Rio Tinto and Antofagasta also gained.

The market trended slightly up, ending around 6,700p, a +0.30% rise from where it ended on 17 June.

Education publisher Pearson was down again, as it has been in recent weeks, after it announced it would sell its student information systems operations for $350m (£220.4m, €307m).

FTSE 100 biggest risers

  • Anglo American +25.60 (+2.65%) 991.30
  • Johnson Matthey Plc +78.00 (+2.56%) 3,123.50
  • Randgold Resources +114.00 (+2.58%) 4,542.50
  • Mondi Plc +31.00 (+2.27%) 1,399.50
  • BHP Billiton Plc +30.00 (+2.30%) 1,332.00

FTSE 100 biggest fallers

  • 3i Group Plc -3.50 (-0.66%) 516.25
  • Severn Trent Plc -14.81 (-0.70%) 2,054.50
  • TUI AG -15.00 (-1.32%) 1,122.00
  • Rolls Royce Holdings Plc -10.69 (-1.16%) 907.75
  • Pearson Plc -13.65 (-1.08%) 1,253.50

FTSE AIM 100 biggest risers

  • DX Plc 3.00 (+3.61%) 85.88
  • Plus500 Ltd +13.24 (+3.53%) 388.38
  • Petroceltic International Plc 83.75 (+3.23%) 117.8
  • Falkland Oil and Gas +30.50 (+1.82%) 28.1
  • Numis Corporation +6.50 (+2.50%) 263.50

FTSE AIM 100 biggest fallers

  • Sirius Minerals Plc -2.72 (-12.67%) 18.88
  • Velocys Plc -6.25 (-4.67%) 128.25
  • Monitise Plc -0.32 (-2.33%) 13.13
  • Utilitywise Plc -10.63 (-3.87%) 264.13
  • Polar Capital Holdings Plc -13.50 (-3.26%) 399.38