The FTSE 100 fell 0.2% on Thursday morning after hitting a more than two-month low in the previous session. Oil and financial shares were among the worst performers as concerns about an imminent recession increased after the 10-year bond yield dropped below the two-year yield for the first time since the financial crisis. Meanwhile, other European stock markets were mixed: the IBEX 35 traded near the flat line; while the DAX 30 gained 0.3% and the CAC 40 rose 0.2%. Markets in Italy are closed for a public holiday.