The FTSE 100 took a downward turn late in the day on Monday to finish down 10.57 at 5,148.28.
International Power was the strongest FTSE 100 performer, climbing 10.5% to finish at 350. Talks with France’s GDF-Suez about a merger have resurfaced.
BP was the worst performer on worries about a leak on the sea floor. It gave back much of its gain last week to finish at 387.8p.
Also, Prudential fell 9 to finish at 513. This slide occurred even though speculation may end about being a takeover target by AIA International.
Lloyd’s GRP was the volume leader. Following Lloyd’s GRP were BP, Vodafone, RBS and Barclays, respectively.