FRESH fears of a slowdown in the world's biggest economy triggered a sell-off that wiped 1% off London's leading shares index yesterday.
Orders for durable goods in the US rose 2.2% last month but came in way below City expectations, adding to worries that the country's recovery is running out of steam.
The FTSE-100 index fell 60.56 points to 5808.99, while the US Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.5% as the London market closed. The Dax in Germany and the Cac-40 in France both fell around 1%.
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