Wall Street and the FTSE 100 both fell sharply in a wild day of trading after the UK voted for Brexit. The London blue-chip index fell 7% in early trading to just over 5,800 points but ended the day 3.15% lower at 6,138.
Britain's 'Leave' vote has rocked the European political establishment to the core - but what will it mean to the ordinary man and woman on the streets of Teesside?
Interest rates will be cut further towards zero in the coming months as the falling pound boosts inflation and Britain braces itself for 'sharply lower growth' after choosing to leave the European Union, City experts have warned.
But what does the future hold for those who want to leave the UK - every now and again, for a weekend city break, six days of summer or a month's adventure?
Now that the British public has voted for Brexit, what exactly will the economic effects be? Here are five areas where experts say we should pay close attention.