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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russian Market Falls

LONDON -- Russian stocks fell 2.5 percent Thursday, following a global slump as investors continued to fret about Wall Street's volatility.

The dollar-adjusted Moscow Times Index of 50 leading shares closed under the 100 mark at 99.56, a loss of 2.52 points during a mediocre $18.78 million in turnover.

London, Europe's biggest market, ended near a six-month low, with the FTSE 100 dropping 38 points or 0.68 percent. Markets in Frankfurt and Paris dropped about 1 percent.

Asian markets edged lower as investors waited for Japan's new prime minister to unveil his economic policy Friday.