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October jinx strikes with Europe compounding the volatility

Global fund managers have been hit by a double whammy of falling stocks and sliding currencies

Including the fall of the euro, the stock market slide priced in US dollars has been as much as 18 per cent for Germany. The big question facing analysts now is whether the markets will continue to fall.


THE October jinx has once again damaged stock market sentiment.

And this time Frankfurt, London, Paris and Rome, rather than Wall Street, have sneezed and precipitated a downturn.

Such is the volatility - bewildering, strong rallies followed by sickening, steep