The bloodbath at the stock exchange continues, with share prices of all the leading tyre makers falling sharply. The attention grabbing headline news is set-against strong half year figures from all leading tyre manufacturers which range from very good to excellent. And it is more than likely that the industry will set new record figures at the end of the year in terms of turnover and profit, which in normal circumstances virtually guarantees rising share prices. However, for the last 10 days the contrary has been true.