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FTSE 100 down over 2% at close

European markets have recorded heavy losses on Tuesday on the back of below-par US jobs data.

The FTSE 100 ended the day down 2.24 per cent to stand at 5595.55, with banks and miners leading the losses.

The U.S. Labor Department said on April 6 that employers added 120,000 jobs in March, the fewest in five months and less than the 200,000 predicted by analysts. Mixed trading figures from China also caused concern in markets.

In Europe, the French Cac 40 and the German Dax also recorded losses of 3.1 per cent and 2.5 per cent respectively.

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