FTSE falls on continued Greek woes

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(Close): London's benchmark share index dipped in Friday trading as worries over the Greek debt crisis persisted.

By lunchtime, the FTSE 100 index was down 29.93 points or 0.45% at 6,600.54.

Mining stocks rose towards the close to leave only Anglo American still in negative ground down 1.3%.

Royal Bank of Scotland was also among the big fallers, dropping 1.5% on reports it could have to pay $13bn to settle US claims it misled investors in mortgage-backed securities.

On the currency markets, the pound was down 0.3% against the euro at €1.4035 and was down 0.22% against the dollar at $1.5575.