P503 Teletext 503 Jan 2 00:11:11    ———————  ————————————————  AUTUMN SAW ASIAN "FLU" IN UK Disaster struck in late September for Europe as Russia's economy turned sour and banks were forced to rescue the troubled Long Term Capital Management. A raft of worrying economic figures in the UK combined to batter confidence in the stock market and a retreat in share prices turned into a rout. In the first week in October the FTSE plunged to its year's low. At its worst moment £400bn was wiped off values. ——————————————————————————————————————— Share index 510 Market report 517 IT RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING - p631 Next Shares FTSE Company news