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As of 03:13 21 Sep 2018

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UK and European stocks slide

Italy's FTSE MIB, its leading stock market index, is trading down 2.79% as the country appeared to be heading towards another election after President Sergio Mattarella appointed ex-IMF economist Carlo Cottarelli as a stop-gap prime minister.

In Spain - which is also grappling with its own political turmoil - the Ibex fell by 2.38%.

In London, the FTSE 100 extended its fall and is now off 71.75 points, or 0.93%, at 7,660.56.

Meanwhile, the FTSE 250 is down 242.58 points, or 1.15%, at 20,867.95,