FTSE LIVE: Footsie hits day's low as US stocks fall on US election jitters, oil prices drop

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In late afternoon trading, the FTSE 100 index was down 68.9 points, or 1.0 per cent at 6,848.2, just above the session low of 6,846.61, and well below the day's opening peak of 6,917.14.
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The FTSE 100 closed down 10.80 points at 7,516.17 while the pound fell to €1.32 as expectations of a November rate rise were dampened by the Bank of England's Mark Carney.
Britain’s specialist car makers, from Aston Martin to McLaren, are leading the world in proving that small is beautiful, with production set to soar by 60 per cent by 2020, a report has found.
Airbus has acquired a majority stake in Bombardier's C Series aircraft programme, just two weeks after after the US government proposed a 300 per cent duty on exports of the planes.
The trust has been selling down its holding in online giant Amazon to invest in what, from the UK, might seem to be obscure Japanese manufacturers of factory automation equipment.
How box fresh is this McLaren F1? It still has the full protective covers over the interior of the car that were put on when it left the Woking factory 20 years ago. Since then it has never been dri
The sporty new Polestar 1 GT unveiled in Shanghai will form a halo for the new stand-alone Polestar brand being spun off by the Swedish car-maker which is owned by China’s Geely.
The company now expects adjusted operating profit for this year to come in between £576million and £606million, up from previous expectations of £546-606million.
House prices continued to rise in August, adding more than £1,000 in just a month, as fewer properties coming onto the market propped up growth, official figures have shown.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned that leaving the bloc without a deal is a threat to the economy.
When someone mentions a price tag on a property of £520,000, most people would naturally think that it is the cost of buying it. But not for this Grade I listed townhouse in London's Regent's Park.
A cut in stamp duty would save younger buyers thousands of pounds on the purchase of their first home, especially in areas of the country where property prices are high.
Merlin Entertainments, the owner of Madame Tussauds and Alton Towers, has seen its shares plunge after it revealed the full extent of the drop in visitor numbers it has seen.
The basic state pension is currently £122.30 a week, so the extra 3% would take it to £125.97, an annual increase of £191.
Not just the preserve of the ultra wealthy, trusts are a useful, if rather obscure, way to help you keep control of more of your money while passing it on to your loved ones.
Jes Staley warned that firms outside the finance world had spotted a moneymaking opportunity in the transactions handled by lenders.
The company posted a 145 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £80million for the year to 31 August, helped by a strong international performance.
The headline CPI rate edged up from 2.9 per cent in August to reach the highest level since 2012 last month.
Today’s latest CPI number for September could well see headline inflation edge higher from the move back to 2.9 per cent that we saw in August, and hit 3 per cent for the first time since April 2012
The six-storey mansion near Portobello Road is believed to be the first property in London where buyers will only accept the digital currency and not cash - in this case, about 5,050 Bitcoin.
A 'heat map' of Britain shows the areas most at risk of automation, with workers in the ex industrial heartlands of the North and Midlands most likely to lose their jobs.
There are many legal ways to dodge the dreaded 40 per cent 'death tax' if you want to pass on the maximum sum possible and are prepared to plan ahead.
Second-hand Porsches have shot up in value over the past couple of years. That’s made them even more desirable for investors. Here are the models you should look for on a strict budget.
Converting a buy-to-let property to a short-term holiday let isn’t as simple as creating a listing on a site like Airbnb, experts have warned.
Mince pies at six for £2 from Tesco have beaten the best of the high street, including expensive upmarket brands, in a Christmas taste test from Good Housekeeping Institute.
Brown used his speech at last month’s 20th anniversary of the Bank of England’s independence to call Mervyn King's delay in cutting interest rates in 2008 'completely unacceptable.'
Brown used his speech at last month’s 20th anniversary of the Bank of England’s independence to call Mervyn King's delay in cutting interest rates in 2008 'completely unacceptable.'
Receiving my first dividend payment in almost a decade from Lloyds served as a reminder of how the bank was laid low by the egotistical takeover of HBOS in 2008.
A car finance lending binge by Lloyds has left it dangerously exposed to a downturn in the market, experts warn. Britain’s banks collectively have £24billion of exposure to motor loans.
The company, which makes products for stomas and wound care, has revised its expectations for the year down after supply issues.
International subscribers increased by 4.5million – taking the total number of paid members to 56.5million. Purchased shows such as Star Trek Discovery also helped boost subscriptions.
Alitalia filed to be put into administration earlier this year – for the second time in less than a decade – after workers rejected wage cuts linked to a £1.7billion rescue plan.
The owner of Zizzi, Ask Italian and Coco di Mama restaurant chains saw its sales increase last year after refurbishments attracted customers.
Jenny Knott has resigned as head of the post-trade arm, which provides information and cost-saving services to clients. She has been replaced by chief operating officer Ken Pigaga.
Vertu made jewel-encrusted smartphones – selling them for up to £280,000. In its heyday, celebrity fans included model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and actress Uma Thurman (pictured).

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