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Global markets in worst year since 2008

Investors will be glad to see the back of 2018 after many global stock markets suffered their worst year in a decade.
The FTSE 100's traditional early New Year's Eve close saw it end the year down 12% at 6,728.13 points.
Big European and Asian markets faced similar losses in 2018, while the main US indexes saw their worst performance since the 2008 financial crisis.
The Dow Jones ended the year down 5.6%, the wider S&P 500 fell 6.2% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 3.9%.
US-China trade woes and slower global growth are among issues blamed for the poor showing.
Analysts have also cited US political uncertainty and interest rate rises as contributing factors.
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