Eurozone debt crisis sparks fears for Dexia bank
4 October 2011 Last updated at 23:15 BST
The Eurozone debt crisis is turning into a banking crisis as a large European bank, Dexia, is in talks with France and Belgium about a rescue, amid fears it will run out of cash.
Markets around Europe have fallen sharply with the FTSE 100 in London closing below 5,000, its lowest point for 15 months.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, says the banking problems in the Eurozone, are "damaging the British economy".
Robert Peston reports.