The FTSE 100 is slightly behind this morning as the struggle continues for financials, the index is currently 23.60 points lower (0.36%) to 6474.20.
Schroders is leading the losses, down 2% to 1325; while Rexam has lost some of yesterday's gains inspired by a non-executive director's share purchase, currently 1.66% down to 414.50.
Barclays and Standard Life are 1.56% and 1.55% lower, to 504 and 253.50 respectivelly.
The London Stock Exchange Group and Thomas Cook are both 0.72% higher, to 1960 and 280.25.
In New York, no winners were recorded on the Dow Jones IA, with the index closing Thursday down 192.08 points (1.42%) to 13359.61.
Financials again suffered, with American Express down 3.4% to 51.10, JPMorgan Chase falling 2.89% to 43.64 and AIG 2.54 lower to 58.01.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index lost 256.91 yen (1.65%) to close the year on 15,307.78.
Today was the final day trading in many Asian countries and it confirmed the Nikkei’s first annual decline in five years.
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