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UK stocks tumble as investors fear new China outbreak could hit growth, EasyJet upbeat featured picture

UK stocks tumble as investors fear new China outbreak could hit growth, EasyJet upbeat

UK share prices opened firmly on the back foot in early trade on Tuesday as investors feared the possible spread of the corona virus, which broken out in China, could hit growth forecasts there and elsewhere. The worry is that this could turn out to be a new SARS-type virus, which affected millions of Chinese nationals and overseas travellers, sparking huge disruption to global trade. While ...
Market report: Fevertree plunges on missed expectations, Intu falls as it asks for ‘£1bn’ featured picture

Market report: Fevertree plunges on missed expectations, Intu falls as it asks for ‘£1bn’

UK blue chip stocks got off to a slow start on Monday morning, taking its cue from Asian stock markets which were subdued as China’s central bank kept interest rates on hold. But reports that allies of a renegade general in Libya had blocked a key oil-export pipeline in the country gave a lift to oil prices. Oil stocks including BP (BP.) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) initially rose on the ...
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