P502 Teletext 505 Oct 2 21:00:10    ———————  ————————————————  £27bn WIPED OFF SHARES The economic maelstrom sweeping across the globe wiped £27bn from the values of top British companies as the stock market fell for the third day in a row. The FTSE-100 Index of leading shares sank even further beneath the psychologically-crucial 5,000 barrier. After wide swings, it finished at its lowest closing figure this year. The index ended down 157.8 points at 4,750.4. ——————————————————————————————————————— Share index 510 Market report 517 WANT TO SELL YOUR ENDOWMENT POLICY? p626 Next City Index Shares Family Finance