LONDON -- The FTSE 100
But in addition to all that, we also have some companies capable of causing their own share-price crashes, regardless of what Europe is doing. Here are three of today's fallers.
And now we have Prime Minister David Cameron telling us that Barclays' management has serious questions to answer, with Chancellor George Osborne suggesting the affair might even go as far as criminal charges.
The fear of contagion appears to have spread, with Royal Bank of Scotland
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First-half profits for 2012 are now expected to be only around half the sum seen in the first half of last year. The news-driven slump has put a serious damper on the nice rise the shares have enjoyed since the start of the year.
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The firm made a pretax loss of 15 million pounds last year and apparently has just 6 million pounds left in the bank.
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