What happened yesterday?
London stocks finished down on Wednesday amid ongoing worries about the pandemic. The FTSE 100 fell by 1.3% to 6,567.37, and the FTSE 250 was 0.83% down at 20,278.35.
Sterling had a mixed day, last falling 0.34% on the dollar to trade at $1.37, and strengthening 0.13% against the euro to €1.13.
In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 2.05% at 30,303.17, while the S&P 500 lost 2.57% to hit 3,750.77. The Nasdaq Composite was 2.61% weaker at 13.270.60.
In company news:
It was an especially bad day for UK miners, with Glencore sliding 6.67% and Anglo American falling by 6.21%. Meanwhile, Rio Tinto was down 2.96%, Antofagasta fell by 2.95% and BHP was 2.4% weaker.
A rare bright spot came from education publisher and former FT owner, Pearson, which gained 13.97%.