Market Report, page 23Reuse content
FOOTSIE SUFFERED the third biggest fall in its history yesterday as a sharp overnight sell-off on Wall Street sparked a savage round of profit-taking. Heavy selling left the blue-chip index 206.4 lower at 5537.5, its largest slump since the 1987 crash., with more than 1.1 billion shares traded. A bearish CBI services survey and a gloomy report on manufacturing made things worse. The other indices fared slightly better, the mid cap ending 80.3 lower at 4821.4 and the small cap 25.5 off at 2039.5.