The financial brutality of 2008 is set to be confirmed later, when the FTSE 100 index closes at 1230 GMT for the final time this year.

It will be officially confirmed that the past 12 months have been the worst performing year for the London-based index since its inception in 1984...

Biggest gainer over the past year has been Randgold, up roughly 60%...
FTSE 100 index facing worst year

Randgold Resources Inc was the first gold company to enter the FTSE 100 in 19 years. - Link