Is it a dead cat bounce?
The FTSE100 has retraced from its morning lows but is still down 6.15% at 6065.18 alongside the FTSE250 which is 5.64% lower at 17688.55.
All European stocks have plunged below 6%.
The Dutch AEX has fallen 6.22% to 498.23, the Paris Cac40 has slid 6.48% to 4805.98, the Frankfurt Dax is down 6.50% at 10791.76.
Sterling has held strong and has climbed 0.59% against the dollar to $1.3124 but has dipped 0.56% below the euro at €1.1489 and fallen 2.37% against the Yen to ¥134.1860.