Markets

FTSE dives 3% as rout on coronavirus fears deepens

FTSE dives 3% as rout on coronavirus fears deepens

The FTSE 100 has tumbled, sliding deeper into correction territory as fears over the spread of the coronavirus continued to grip investors. The UK blue-chip index fell 203 points, or 3%, to 6,592 after a heavy sell-off in US markets overnight, with the S&P...

FTSE dives below 7,000 as coronavirus fears mount

FTSE dives below 7,000 as coronavirus fears mount

The FTSE 100 has slumped more than 100 points to fall below the 7,000 mark as fears over the spread of the coronavirus continued to take their toll on global stock markets. The UK blue-chip index lost 102 points, or 1.5%, to trade at 6,916, dropping below the 7,000...

Builders and miners buoy FTSE as coronavirus spread slows

Builders and miners buoy FTSE as coronavirus spread slows

The FTSE 100 has rallied as a fall in the number of new coronavirus cases buoyed investors while shares in house builders were lifted by upgrades from analysts at HSBC. The UK blue-chip index rose 59 points, or 0.8%, to 7,441, as the number of new coronavirus...

Q1 Guide to the Markets with Karen Ward

Q1 Guide to the Markets with Karen Ward

Join Karen as she delves deeper into the 2020 investment outlook and uses charts from the new Q1 Guide to the Markets to discuss the key themes shaping global markets in the coming year.

Stop Bailey BoE appointment until Woodford inquest done

Stop Bailey BoE appointment until Woodford inquest done

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has demanded that Andrew Bailey’s appointment as governor of the Bank of England be suspended until an inquest into his conduct as head of the Financial Conduct Authority be completed.