Other world markets steadied a little after Britain's June 23 vote to abandon the European Union wiped US$2.1 trillion off international equity values Friday.
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The six dealers say they had sunk millions of dollars into investments to try and meet Ford’s demands.
The British carrier said last week's referendum result would create uncertainty in the economy and among consumers, impacting its second-half performance that ends in September.
Panama on Sunday declared its century-old canal open to a new generation of supersized cargo ships after years of massive expansion works aimed at boosting its cut from burgeoning US-Asia trade.
The US$2.08 trillion wiped off global equity markets on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union was the biggest daily loss ever, trumping the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy during the 2008 financial crisis and the Black Monday stock market crash of 1987.
Financial reform is urgently required to bolster global growth and overcome volatility, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said in its latest annual report on Sunday.