UK stocks are struggling to make any headway this morning, as Reuters and Sainsburys lead the losses.
The FTSE 100 index is currently down around 6.7 points or 0.2% to 4509.50, as Reuters, the media firm, has lost 10p or 2.7% to 364p.
Sainsbury, the supermarket has also dropped 5.75p or 2.1% to 272.75p.
In Asia, the markets fell earlier today as there are worries the US Federal Reserve may increase interest rates and in turn cut the profit potential of the largest exporters.
Toyota Motor and Yamaha dragged the Nikkei 225 index down 1.2% to 11,438 while the Hong Kong's Hang Seng index ended a four-week decline at 11,910.
In the US, the markets closed down as traders reacted to the prospect of an interest rate rise.
The Dow Jones closed down 0.68% or 69.69 points to 10.241 while the S&P 500 index ended off 0.67% to just under 1,114 and the Nasdaq Composite index dropped 19.52 points or 1% to 1,937.IFAonline
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