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FTSE 100 reverses early gains in face of new plunge for oil, DFS rallies but Redrow slides

UK stock markets lost their modest early gains on Monday as investors continued to mull the damage the coronavirus pandemic is having on the global economy and company earnings. While the benchmark FTSE 100 nudged 0.5% higher in early deals, that positive momentum proved short-lived, with the UK's leading index falling 0.9% into the red at 5,737.31. The more domestic facing FTSE 250 saw a ...

FTSE closes to its biggest loss since financial crisis as recovery rally runs out of steam

London stock markets chalked-up the worst weekly performance since the 2008 financial crisis despite clawing back a fraction of lost territory in Friday trading as earlier strength flagged. The benchmark FTSE 100 index closed 2.5% up at 5,366.11 on Friday, cementing a near 18% weekly loss, the biggest since a 21% drop in October 2008. That slump made it the third week running of heavy declines as ...

Is the latest sell-off history repeating itself, and if so what can we expect next?

They say that history doesn’t repeat, but it certainly rhymes because this year’s large market sell-off has seen most sectors perform bang in line with their performance in previous sharp sell-offs. As we previously explained, the past decade has seen three sharp in declines in stocks – in mid-2011, mid-2015 and the final quarter of 2018 – which all happened for different reasons but ...

FTSE falls as ITV broadcasts advertising warning, Aviva advances on record operating profits

London’s FTSE 100 fell 41 points to 6,774.6 early on Thursday, dragged down by ongoing coronavirus fears, a confidence knock from Flybe’s collapse into administration, and losses for the likes of miners Rio Tinto (RIO) and BHP (BHP) as well as a share price slide from Standard Chartered (STAN). Also weighing down the blue chip benchmark was free-to-air broadcaster ITV (ITV), which plunged ...
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