FTSE 100 tumbles by 12.5% in 2018 – its biggest fall in a decade

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World’s markets falter as Brexit uncertainty and the US-China trade war spook investors

Britain’s leading stock market index has suffered its worst year in a decade as economic worries, Brexit uncertainty and the trade war between the US and China all spooked investors.

The FTSE 100 tumbled by 12.5% during 2018, its biggest annual decline since 2008, wiping out more than £240bn of shareholder value.

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