Pick of the early market news

Adrian Holliday

UK recession worries re-surfaced yesterday though the FTSE 100 fell only slightly, down 37 points to 5,612. In the US the Dow Jones pushed up 0.26% higher, to 12,392. Overnight, most Asian markets have fallen slightly but China's Shanghai Composite index reversed the trend, climbing 0.2% higher. Today, more Merkel-Sarkozy meetings - and more finger-jabbing towards Greece.