• FTSE 100 down 1.1% to 6,365
• Gold down 0.3% to $1,319.32/oz
• £/$ – 1.6084
The FTSE 100 continued its fall yesterday, sliding another 1.1% to close at 6,365, its lowest in three months.
Miners were among the few stocks in positive territory. Antofagasta was the highest climber of the day, up 1.6%, while Fresnillo, Randgold, Vedanta and Evraz added between 1.2% and 0.7%.
Marks & Spencer was the day’s biggest faller, shedding 3.4%, .
In Europe, the Paris CAC 40 fell 32 points to 4,133, and the German Xetra Dax was 36 points lower at 8,555
In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.1% to 14,776, the S&P 500 lost 1.2% to 1,655, and the Nasdaq Composite slid 2% to 3,694.
Overnight in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1% to 14,037, and the broader Topix index gained 1.5% to 1,166. And in China, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.6% to 2,211, and the CSI 300 was 0.5% higher at 2 ,453.
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In the forex markets this morning, sterling was trading against the US dollar at 1.6041 and against the euro at 1.1858. The dollar was trading at 0.7392 against the euro and 97.32 against the Japanese yen.
And in the UK, bakery chain Greggs reported a fall in sales in the last quarter, with like-for-like sales down by 0.5% in the 13 weeks to 28 September. This compared with a fall of 2.9% in the first half of the year.