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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...

The long and short of it: Review of markets January 2020

The long and short of it: Review of markets January 2020

Happy New Year! Our first with a baby… we did not make it to midnight, yet still woke up on New Year’s Day shattered and fragile. Hopefully you will be glad to hear I do not like to make resolutions or grandiose predictions. Too often this time of year is used as an...

Mercantile’s Anderson on why he is overweight tech stocks

Mercantile’s Anderson on why he is overweight tech stocks

The UK is not known for creating great technology companies, but for Guy Anderson, manager of the Mercantile investment trust, the sector is ripe with opportunities. ‘Technology isn’t something with which the UK is usually associated, but looking over the last five...