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But microchip maker Arm Holdings continued to benefit from strong Intel sales figures, topping the Footsie risers board with shares up 5.3% to 530.5p.
Standard Chartered was the Footsie's biggest faller - shedding more than 10% or 78p to 680p, it became clear emerging markets are not immune to financial turmoil.
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 risers were Aggreko, up 70p at 1497p, GlaxoSmithKline, ahead 40.5p at 1168p, BT, up 6.4p to 184.9p and Intercontinental Hotels, up 38p, to 1343p.
This knocked Argos and Homebase owner Home Retail Group in the top flight, shedding 6.9p to 275p, while B&Q firm Kingfisher - the Footsie's biggest faller - fell 6p to 227p.
The Footsie has plummeted 21 per cent over the week - wiping more than pounds 250 billion off the value of top-flight stocks in the process.
HBOS was the main Footsie stock in focus, and it rose 25.7p to 148.1p, more than recouping a 14 per cent fall on Tuesday amid concerns the rescue deal might have to be repriced.
The leading Footsie riser was BG Group on the soaring crude prices - up 3% or 42p to 1364p.