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The 10 largest falls in the FTSE 100′s history

Markets have become very volatile over the summer as the fear of recession grows. But which are the FTSE’s worst one-day performances of all time?

The 10 largest percentage falls in the history of the FTSE 100

Date                    Close             % fall

20/10/1987          1801.60          -12.22%

19/10/1987          2052.30          -10.84%

10/10/2008          3932.06          -8.85%

06/10/2008          4589.19          -7.85%

15/10/2008          4079.59          -7.16%

26/10/1987          1684.10          -6.19%

11/09/2001          4745.98          -5.72%

06/11/2008          4272.41          -5.70%

22/10/1987          1833.20          -5.69%

18/01/2008          5578.23          -5.48%

Source: FTSE Group

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