The FTSE 100 had a strong showing on what should have been a quiet day for the leading blue chip index
Topix and Nikkei closed with losses of -0.67% and -0.27% respectively, the Hang Seng dropped -0.53%, but mainland China bourses managed a late rally and the CSI 300 blue chip index
closed with a gain of 0.28%.
PS36bn wiped off FTSE 100 in bloodbath OVER PS36bn billion was wiped of London's blue chip index
on Thursday amid a painful global sell-off as US President Donald Trump hit out at "crazy" US interest rate hikes.
The FTSE 100 was up 0.15% or 11.11 points at 7,194.75, but was dragged down by Russian mining company Evraz, which held the bottom spot on the blue chip index
after falling 65.1p to 385.4p.
The blue chip index
, however, stayed near a record high hit on Friday after a run aided by a fall in the pound since Britain's vote in June to exit the EU.
London's blue chip index
tumbled 2.4% or 180.09 points, ending the day at 7147.5.
Direct Line Insurance Group (LON: DLG) Plc and TUI Travel Plc (LON: TT) are vying for the single spot available in the FTSE 100, the benchmark blue chip index
"European economic data remained something of a turkey, leaving question marks over the path for the markets in the run-up to Christmas with indicators suggesting a possible year-end target of 5,600 for the UK blue chip index
" said Mike Mason, senior trader at Sucden Financial Private clients.
The UK blue chip index
dropped 1.2 percent on Wednesday to 5,782.70 as a string of gloomy earnings and outlooks from firms such as BG Group, Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline weighed on sentiment.
Summary: Some Au50 billion has been wiped from the value of London's blue chip index
as part of a collapse in markets across the globe.
Analysts were expecting the UK blue chip index
to open ahead after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed more than nine points to the good.
The blue chip index
had ended lower for the six trading days through Wednesday.