London Market Report
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(Close): Shares in London closed a touch lower on Monday, dragged down by a slump in financial stocks.
The FTSE index fell 3.48 points, or 0.05%, to 6,788.07.
Investment firm Aberdeen Asset Management saw its share price decline 5.3% after it said assets had dipped in the past three months.
However, the settlement over allegations that the bank helped fixed the Libor interbank interest rate made investors wary of other banking stocks.
Shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland fell 3.35%.
Consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser, however, was one beacon of good news.
Shares in the firm closed up 2.66% after it reported first half profit rose by nearly a quarter.
The budget airline Ryanair also pleased investors when it raised its profit forecast for the full year, which sent shares up 2.63%.