P528 Teletext 528 Oct16 21:00:10   NEWS  FILE ———————————  ———————————————————————— WARNING FEAR HITS REED ELSEVIER SHARES Shares in Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier fell sharply after ING Barings provisionally cut earnings estimates for 1998 through to 2000. The move led to market rumours that the company l—y issue a profits warning when it is scheduled to update analysts on the performance of the company's business publishing operations. In the first half, the firm posted a 0" drop in pre-tax profits to £413m. ——————————————————————————————————————— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 CHECK YOUR SHARE PRICES p510 Press file Companies Shares City news