- FTSE 100 down 0.9% to 6,125
- Gold down 0.47% to $1,261.42/oz
- £/$ 1.4215
Miners were once again the main drivers of the market. Glencore led the index down with an 18.1% slide, while Anglo American shed 15.1%, Antofagasta lost 10.3% and Rio Tinto was 9.7% lower.
In Europe, the Paris CAC 40 fell 0.9% to 4,404, and the German Xetra Dax lost 0.9% to 9,692.
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In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.6% to 16,964, the S&P 500 lost 1.1% to 1,979, and the Nasdaq Composite was 1.3% lower at 4,648.
Overnight in Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.8% to 16,642, and the broader Topix index lost 1.1% to 1,332. And in China, the CSI 300 fell 1.2% to 3,071, and the Shanghai Composite was 1.3% higher at 2,995.
In the forex markets this morning, sterling was trading against the US dollar at 1.4204 and against the euro at 1.2948. The dollar was trading at 0.9113 against the euro and 112.55 against the Japanese yen.
And in the UK, security contractor G4S reported a fall in profits for 2015. Pre-tax profits for the year fell by 39% to £78m, down from £128m the previous year. It said it is weighed down by "onerous legacy contracts", and could lose a further £57m if the government extends its contract to house asylum seekers.
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