FOOTSIE


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FOOTSIEFinancial Times Stock Exchange 100 (UK stock index)
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The biggest Footsie fallers were GKN down 10p to 193.
Manyminers however dragged on the Footsie as concerns over global demand grew, with Xstrata down68.
Defensive sectors were among the few Footsie stocks in favour.
Yesterday the Footsie lost pounds 77bn, its worst one-day fall since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.
Yesterday the Footsie lost pounds 77 billion - its worst one-day fall since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.
A nine-point "dead cat bounce" stopped the record going further but the Footsie had fallen below 3500, its lowest point since September 1995 and close to half its all-time high.
Most economists are pencilling in a Footsie rally to 5,500 or above, with some predicting the market will surge to above 6,000.
The biggest Footsie fallers were Fresnillo down 66p at 1492p, Anglo American off 110p at 3300p, Antofagasta down 37p at 1502p and Inmarsat off 15.
Other banks were also in better shape amid expectations of US Senate agreement for the stalled EUR700 billion (pounds 392 billion) banking rescue, helping the Footsie close up 57.
With oil prices close to 130 US dollars a barrel cheering the petrochemical majors, the Footsie had gained 32.
With little corporate news out, the Footsie was down 29.