Arab Today, arab today ftse opens with more heavy losses
Last Updated : GMT 21:50:13
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

FTSE opens with more heavy losses

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today FTSE opens with more heavy losses

London - Kuna

London\'s leading shares index sustained more heavy losses Friday as the turmoil engulfing world markets showed no signs of easing. The FTSE 100 Index opened more than 2.5 percent lower - off 140 points at 5253 - amid investor panic over the deepening eurozone debt crisis and health of the US economy. The FTSE 100 registered its biggest fall of the year yesterday - shattering pensions and savings funds as it wiped 50 billion pounds off its value - while Wall Street\'s Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 4.3 percent, one of its worst ever falls. The picture was just as bleak in Asia where Japan\'s Nikkei 225 slid 3.7 percent and Hong Kong\'s Hang Seng dropped 5 percent. The plunge in share prices came amid rising fears that Italy and Spain, the eurozone\'s third and fourth largest economies, could default on their debt and require EU-funded bailouts, analysts said.The FTSE 100 Index plunged to its lowest levels since early September last year, while Germany\'s DAX fell 2.7 percent and the Cac-40 in France dropped 2. 2 percent.The banking sector suffered the greatest falls in London - including a 14 percent drop for Royal Bank of Scotland, which today published half-year results revealing a 794 million pounds loss.Lloyds Banking Group fell 10 percent to around half the price the Government paid for its shares in its 21 billion pounds bailout, while Barclays also dropped 10 percent. European fears were heightened yesterday after the cost of borrowing for the Spanish government rose sharply in a debt auction - indicating lenders have lost confidence in the country\'s ability to handle its debts and avoid a bailout, the analysts added.But the focus today will return to the US, where worried traders are waiting for the latest unemployment figures, which are expected to show weak job growth and a rise in the unemployment rate.Elsewhere, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso fuelled fears after he called for a \"rapid reassessment\" of the eurozone\'s multi-billion euro rescue fund as he said new powers granted just two weeks ago were insufficient to contain the current crisis.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today ftse opens with more heavy losses Arab Today, arab today ftse opens with more heavy losses

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today ftse opens with more heavy losses Arab Today, arab today ftse opens with more heavy losses

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today How to do your own Ramadan corner?

GMT 15:53 2017 Saturday ,27 May

How to do your own Ramadan corner?

GMT 17:28 2017 Thursday ,18 May

Saudi stocks rise in heavy trading

GMT 21:37 2017 Wednesday ,17 May

US Stocks Close Mixed

GMT 04:58 2017 Wednesday ,17 May

Tadawul index gains 0.7%

GMT 06:20 2017 Tuesday ,16 May

Tadawul index climbs 0.6%

GMT 13:43 2017 Monday ,15 May

Oman share index declines marginally
View News in Arabic - Business: أسواق مالية
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday