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FTSE rallies as coronavirus deaths slow

FTSE rallies as coronavirus deaths slow

The FTSE 100 has rallied after a slowdown in coronavirus deaths in France and Italy over the weekend, while European governments began preparations to ease lockdowns put in place to contain the spread of the pandemic. The UK blue-chip index jumped 93 points, or 1.7%...

FTSE falls 7.9% as US stocks trigger suspension after oil crash

FTSE falls 7.9% as US stocks trigger suspension after oil crash

Update: The FTSE 100 has fallen back under the 6,000 mark after a 7% plunge at the US open triggered a suspension to dealing on US stock markets. The UK blue-chip index was down 478 points, or 7.4%, at 5,983, as dealing on US stock markets was halted for 15...

The long and short of retail stocks

The long and short of retail stocks

Retail is a sector ripe with opportunity for long/short JPMorgan fund manager Callum Abbot, but it is not a simple case of buying the e-tailers and selling the high street names. ‘Disruption has been a huge theme for a number of years now – the advent of the internet...

FTSE climbs in choppy trading as US opens higher

FTSE climbs in choppy trading as US opens higher

Update: The FTSE 100 has climbed back into positive territory in a choppy day of trading, helped on its way by US stock markets opening higher. The UK blue-chip index rose 81 points, or 1.3%, to 6,662, up from a low of 6,503 reached after the Organization for...

Ninety One not panicked as it reveals IPO price

Ninety One not panicked as it reveals IPO price

Ninety One remains committed to its scheduled float later this month amid the market volatility, revealing the price range for its initial public offer. The fund firm, which is being spun out of Investec, has set the range of 190p to 235p, given the...

FTSE swings into red on OECD’s global growth warning

FTSE swings into red on OECD’s global growth warning

Update:  (12:00) Growth warning knocks FTSE FTSE 100 has swung into the red, giving away gains made at the open after the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned global growth could halve this year due to the coronavirus...

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...