Today, the Alternative Investment Market in London was down 1.59 points, at 768.02 points. The market hit a low of 766.45 points and a high of 769.59 points.

European stocks are down, in part because the plane crash in Ukraine has spooked investors, reported. The day before the crash, the United States raised its sanctions against Russia, creating the largest penalty package yet. Additionally, tension has been rife between Israel and Palestine since Israel announced a ground campaign.

The top gainer on the AIM this week was Gasol (LSE:GAS), which rose GBP4.25, or 73.91 percent, to reach GBP10. Meanwhile, fellow oil and gas company Roxi Petroleum (LSE:RXP) rose by GBP2.23, or 23.73 percent, to reach GBP11.60. Anglo Asian Mining (LSE:AAZ), a company with subsidiaries that mine gold and copper, rose by GBP1.62, or 11.71, percent, to reach GBP15.50.

On the flip side, the resource company with the steepest losses today was Edenville Energy (LSE:EDL), which develops coal and uranium projects in Africa. It fell by GBP0.01, or 8.46 percent, to reach GBP0.06.