- FTSE 100 down 1.1% to 6,710
- Gold up 0.4% to $1,186.38
- £/$ - 1.5601
Housebuilders were the worst hit. Taylor Wimpey was the day's biggest faller, down 2.9%, and Barratt lost 2.5%. Just four stocks made it in to positive territory: Randgold, Tesco, Compass and BG Group.
In Europe's markets yesterday, the Paris CAC 40 lost 1.8% to 4,815, and the German Xetra Dax slid 1.9% to 10,984.
In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.6% to 17,791, the S&P 500 lost 0.5% to 2,084, and the Nasdaq Composite was 0.4% lower at 5,029.
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Overnight in Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.6% to 20,257, and the broader Topix index was 0.7% lower at 1,639. And in China, the Shanghai Composite fell 3.5% to 4,887, and the CSI 300 slid 3% to 5,065.
In the forex markets this morning, sterling was trading against the US dollar at 1.5595 and against the euro at 1.3811. The dollar was trading at 0.8855 against the euro and 123.48 against the Japanese yen.
And in the UK, property asking prices have risen to new highs, according to the latest figures from Rightmove. The averages asking price for a home in England and Wales now stands at £294,351, up by 3% in June.
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