By Marcus Leach

Against the backdrop of continued eurozone problems the FTSE 100 made a solid enough start to trading on Monday.

It is hoped that at some stage today Eurozone finance ministers can nail down a final agreement over the festering Greek debt pile.

The hope that Greece can avoid defaulting has seen markets in Europe boosted marginally.

In London RBS was up 1.9%, Lloyds over 1% and Barclays 0.5%, with resource stocks mainly fuelling the gains on the blue chip index.

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