Monday, October 6, 2008
1649: The FTSE 100 Index of leading shares closed down 7.85% at 4589 points, a drop of 391 points. 1638: The Cac 40 in Paris closes down 9%, the worst fall in percentage terms since its creation in 1988. 1534: Russia's dollar-denominated RTS stock market closes down 19%, its worst one-day fall on record. The index closes at 866.39 points, down 65% from the all-time high reached in May this year. 1435: Trading on Brazil's stock market is suspended half an hour after opening following a 10% fall on the main index. 1430: On Wall Street the Dow Jones opens down 208 points, or 2%, at 10,117.