FTSE 100 hits lowest level since September 2016

FTSE 100 hits lowest close since September 2016

The FTSE 100 has closed at 6685; its lowest level since September 2016.

Investors remain nervous about the US Government shutdown over its budget spending for a border wall with Mexico and its trade war with China.

A total of £76 billion has been wiped off the FTSE 100 this month, with markets worldwide suffering one of their worst Decembers ever.

FTSE 100 lowest close since September 2016