Britain's leading share dipped further on Wednesday noon after the market opened lower in the early trade.
By 1216 GMT, the FTSE 100 index was down 57.55 points, or 1.38 percent at 4,113.70 as the price of oil dropped sharply. Shares of oil companies BP and Royal Dutch Shell fell by more than 3 percent. And Standard Life was the top loser, falling almost 6 percent.
(Xinhua News Agency November 26, 2008)