- FTSE 100 down 0.5% to 6,342
- Gold up 0.43% to 1,168.80
- £/$ - 1.5248
Royal Mail was the day's biggest faller, down 4% after it was revealed that the government had sold its remaining 13% stake for £591m. Tesco fell 3.7%, and G4S was 3.3% lower.
In Europe, the Paris CAC 40 fell 1% to 4,643, and the German Xetra Dax was 0.9% lower at 10,032.
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In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.3% to 17,081, the S&P 500 slipped 0.7% to 2,003, and the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.9% to 4,796.
Overnight in Japan, the Nikkei 225 slid 1.9% to 17,891, and the broader Topix index lost 2.2% to 1,470. And in China, the CSI 300 fell 1.1% to 3,406, and the Shanghai Composite was 0.9% lower at 3,262.
In the forex markets this morning, sterling was trading against the US dollar at 1.5320 and against the euro at 1.3415. The dollar was trading at 0.8756 against the euro and 119.53 against the Japanese yen.
And in the UK, Domino's Pizza reported a big rise in sales in the last quarter. Like-for-like sales in the three months to 27 September rose by 14.9% to £200m. Online sales rose by 35% after the company introduced a mobile app. More than 75% of its sales are now made online, it said.
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