Friday, 9 February 2018

UK shares opened lower on Friday



UK shares opened lower on Friday, but the declines were not as big as those seen in Asia and the US.
The benchmark FTSE 100 share index fell 39.59 points, or 0.6%, to 7,131.10.


Asian markets saw hefty falls overnight, while in the US on Thursday the Dow Jones fell by more than 1,000 points for the second time this week.


The big sell-offs around the world this week have been pinned partly on concerns over the prospect of higher interest rates.




BBC      News.