LONDON -- The FTSE 100
Meanwhile, individual companies on the FTSE index are always hitting high and low points. Here are three that have been crushed by the markets this month.
The shares went on to end the month at 69 pence, but they've fallen even further this month. In July so far, the price is down by another 24% to 52.3 pence, with no sign of an upturn coming anytime soon.
Shares in the Finland-based nickel and zinc miner Talvivaara
The current downturn reversed what was starting to look like a recovery from a longer-term decline -- the shares are now down 67% over the past 12 months, hit partly by the sell-off of mining shares.
Another company suffering from poor European trading is Kesa Electricals
Kesa, the owner of the French Darty chain and other European outlets, has seen its shares slump by 70% over the past 12 months, though recent predictions of a return to slow growth for Europe might make it worth a closer examination now.
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