Anxiety drags down US and European stock markets

Friday, 12 February 2016 - 10:46


The index of London's leading shares has fallen 2.4%, while US and European markets have also posted sharp declines amid continued anxiety about the state of the global economy.

The FTSE 100 closed down 124 points at 5,549 points.

Markets in Frankfurt and Paris were down 2.9% and 4.1% respectively.

Wall Street also ground, with the S&P 500 down 1.2% and the Dow Jones falling 1.6%.