Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Encore’s Year in Music

Read more

FOCUS

Hebron, a city where peace seems impossible

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users criticize Sony for pulling "The Interview"

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Qatar Airways CEO: Traditional airlines 'inefficient'

Read more

BEYOND BUSINESS

Gastrodiplomacy: is French food losing its flair?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Viva La Evolucion! US and Cuba Move to Normalise Ties

Read more

LIFESTYLES

Creative Christmas confections

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users react to Cuba and the US normalizing relations

Read more

WEB NEWS

Connected toys are a must-have for Christmas

Read more

European stocks lose some of morning gains by midday

Latest update : 2008-10-17

UK and German exchanges lost the promising gains they showed Friday morning, with the DAX and FTSE falling into negative ground, while the CAC has so far limited the damage in Paris.

Watch our Top Story: 'Have markets gone mad?'

 

Business editor Douglas Herbert looks at the fate of Russia's oligarchs in the financial crisis.


 
Frankfurt's DAX 30 index fell back into negative territory in midday trading on Friday, after initially posting strong gains at the opening.
   
The German blue-chip index was down by O.29 percent at 4,609.19 points just before noon (1000 GMT) after gaining 2.92 percent in early trading.

The French CAC index held its ground, remaining at close to a 3% gain over Thursday's disastrous close.

The FTSE index in London had dropped by close to -2%.

Date created : 2008-10-17

COMMENT(S)