More than 40 per cent of China's equity market is frozen. The rest is in free fall. Where traders can trade, equities are in a sharp downturns: the Shanghai Composite fell 8.2 per cent within 3 minutes, which would be the biggest sell-off since 2007.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says authorities are prepared for all eventualities in Brussels' drawn-out negotiations with Greece about its financial crisis - including a scenario in which debt-laden Greece leaves the euro single ...
... * FTSE closes down 1.6 pct at 6,432.21 points. * Rolls-Royce falls for second day on broker downgrades. * Mining shares under pressure as metal prices fall.
British online clothing retailer Asos said demand for cut-price fashions abroad and strong trading at home meant annual sales growth would hit the top of forecasts, with profits also expected to edge up.
LONDON, Prices in British high street stores fell at a slower pace last month as consumer sentiment strengthened, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday.