Europe lockdown fears trigger worst stocks sell-off in 3 months

Monday 1442/2/4 - 2020/09/21
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London, Sep 21, 2020, SPA -- European stocks posted their worst fall in three months on Monday as fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections hit travel and leisure shares, while banks tumbled on a report about $2 trillion worth of suspect transfers by leading lenders, according to Reuters.
London's FTSE 100 was the worst-hit blue chip index in Europe, falling about 3.4% in its worst day in more than three months.
The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 3.2%, a fall not matched since early June.
On Wall Street, the banking sector fell 4.2% amid a broader market selloff.
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