The FTSE 100 posted a 72.8 loss to 6,249.3 with over 1 billion shares traded. The leading index reacted to Wall Street's overnight sell-off with a 130-point plunge in the morning. However, a firm opening in the Dow triggered a modest afternoon rebound. The undercard was also heavily sold, with the FTSE 250 ending 56.4 lower at 5653.7 and the Small Cap 13.1 down at 2557.4. Market Report, page 25
SHARES closed lower amid mounting concerns over possible rises in US interest rates and falls in corporate profits.