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China lockdowns hit PMI data

The lockdowns in China have led to weaker manufacturing and services data. Is this just the beginning or is there more to come?

May 6, 2022 04:21 AM
    • Forex
    • Trade Ideas
    • Coronavirus
    • USD CNH

    IAG Q1 preview: Where next for the IAG share price?

    IAG faces a major challenge as it strives to return to profit in 2022 as a myriad of headwinds plague the airline industry.

    May 4, 2022 06:45 PM
      • Equities
      • earnings
      • Earnings season
      • Trade Ideas
      • Technical Analysis
      • IAG
      • Airlines
      • Covid and Trading
      • Stocks
      • Shares market

      Gold continues selloff as China manufacturing data worsens

      Until confidence returns that prices from China will move higher, Gold may begin trading in a range.

      May 3, 2022 06:13 AM
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        • Gold
        • XAU USD
        • Coronavirus

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        AstraZeneca Q1 preview: Where next for AstraZeneca stock?

        AstraZeneca’s results will benefit from the acquisition of Alexion, but questions remain over its Covid-19 drugs and the outlook in China.

        April 27, 2022 07:21 PM
          • Equities
          • earnings
          • Earnings season
          • Astrazeneca Plc LSE
          • pharmaceuticals
          • Covid and Trading
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          Index in focus: A50 bears in control as COVID spreads in China

          Why the COVID outbreak across the country may well get worse before it gets better...

          April 27, 2022 01:07 AM
            • Covid and Trading
            • Coronavirus
            • China
            • China A50
            • Indices

            Copper selling intensifies on China

            More than 2 years into the pandemic and Covid is still roiling financial markets.

            April 26, 2022 02:10 AM
              • Copper
              • China
              • Covid and Trading
              • Trade Ideas

              Chinese yuan, stocks and commodities slump

              Just when you thought the c-word was no more a thing for the markets…

              April 25, 2022 09:31 PM
                • Covid and Trading
                • China
                • USD CNH
                • Forex

                BioNTech Q4 preview: Where next for BioNTech stock?

                BioNTech has become a world-renowned name thanks to its Covid-19 vaccine, but how will it perform in 2022 as the pandemic continues to ease?

                March 26, 2022 12:44 AM
                  • Equities
                  • earnings
                  • Earnings season
                  • Shares market
                  • Covid and Trading
                  • Coronavirus
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                  Johnson stays the course with Plan B; EUR/GBP looks sick

                  If it is true, as Boris Johnson predicts, that the Omicron variant can be contained and there won’t be further restrictions or lockdowns, it should make for a bullish Pound

                  January 5, 2022 07:21 AM
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                    • Forex
                    • EUR GBP
                    • Coronavirus

                    Major indices stacked up their 3rd straight bullish year – Can they make it a 4th in 2022?

                    Heading into 2022, major indices face several crosswinds that could threaten their recent winning streak...

                    December 15, 2021 03:07 AM
                      • Stock indices
                      • Indices
                      • Outlook 2022
                      • Coronavirus

                      Asian Open: UK logs first known Omicron death

                      The United Kingdom has recorded the first known Omicron-related death, as the World Health Organisation warns that variant could pose as a global risk.

                      December 14, 2021 08:39 AM
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                        • Forex
                        • Commodities
                        • Indices
                        • Covid and Trading
                        • WTI
                        • oil. WTI
                        • Oil

                        US open: Positive tone on Wall Street ahead of a busy week

                        Market participants are feeling optimistic at the start of the week, with major indices in Europe rising and US stocks poised to open moderately higher and near record high territory

                        December 14, 2021 12:51 AM
                          • Coronavirus
                          • Forex
                          • Indices
                          • Oil

                          What does Plan B mean for UK markets?

                          The UK government could be about to trigger Plan B and unleash a new wave of restrictions. We look at how markets are responding and explain how to prepare.

                          December 8, 2021 11:59 PM
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                            • GBP
                            • FTSE
                            • FTSE 100
                            • Equities
                            • Trade Ideas
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                            • Coronavirus

                            Asian Open: Omicron detected in around one third of US states

                            Sentiment remained weak on Friday with a soft employment print not helping, although futures markets are lower with reports of Omicron spreading across the US.

                            December 6, 2021 09:09 AM
                              • Trade Ideas
                              • Forex
                              • Commodities
                              • Indices
                              • ASX
                              • Covid and Trading

                              Asian Open: Omicron spreads to its 29th country, including the US

                              The Omicron continues to make waves as it now accounts for around three quarters of cases in South Africa, with the US now reporting its first case.

                              December 2, 2021 09:25 AM
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                                • Commodities
                                • Indices
                                • NZD CAD
                                • WTI
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                                easyJet shares in play as Omicron variant weighs on outlook

                                easyJet performed better than expected in its recently-ended financial year, but how will it fare going forward now the Omicron variant has plunged the travel industry back into chaos?

                                November 30, 2021 07:56 PM
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                                  • Equities
                                  • earnings
                                  • Coronavirus
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                                  Risk-off returns as Moderna CEO makes glum prediction

                                  An article in the Financial Times triggered a fresh round of selling before the European open, as Moderna’s CEO predicts vaccines will be less effective.

                                  November 30, 2021 05:42 PM
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                                    Index in focus: Nasdaq 100 erases Omicron panic drop

                                    After a weekend of research and reflection, the market has determined that Omicron is not (yet) reason to panic...

                                    November 30, 2021 06:48 AM
                                      • Nasdaq
                                      • Tech
                                      • Coronavirus
                                      • Technical Analysis

                                      easyJet FY preview: Where next for the easyJet share price?

                                      A new COVID variant threatens to cast the airline and travel industry back into turmoil as new travel restrictions are introduced. We have a look at what it could mean for easyJet ahead of its annual earnings.

                                      November 26, 2021 11:53 PM
                                        • Equities
                                        • Shares market
                                        • Trade Ideas
                                        • Technical Analysis
                                        • earnings
                                        • Covid and Trading
                                        • Coronavirus

                                        New COVID strain shakes the market, is it downhill from here?

                                        The discovery of a new COVID strain which could be vaccine resistant has rattled traders. Here we look at which markets have been most affected and what to watch for going forwards.

                                        November 26, 2021 10:46 PM
                                          • Indices
                                          • Forex
                                          • Oil
                                          • Gold
                                          • Covid and Trading
                                          • Coronavirus

                                          European Open: Equities broadly lower, GBP/AUD breaks out

                                          US markets are closed just after lunch today. But that is not to say it will be a dull session if price action overnight is anything to go by.

                                          November 26, 2021 04:25 PM
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                                            • Commodities
                                            • Indices
                                            • Equities
                                            • FTSE
                                            • Trade Ideas
                                            • GBP/AUD
                                            • JPY
                                            • USD/JPY
                                            • Covid and Trading

                                            Rise of new Covid variant sparks risk-off trade in Asia

                                            Rise of new Covid variant sparks risk-off trade in Asia

                                            November 26, 2021 01:38 PM
                                              • Indices
                                              • Technical Analysis
                                              • Covid and Trading
                                              • AUD
                                              • AUD JPY
                                              • Yen
                                              • Japanese yen
                                              • Nikkei

                                              “Release Crude from SPRs” trade shifts to “fears of lower demand from covid” trade

                                              Now there are new fears creeping into the markets: that a 4th wave of the coronavirus may be hitting parts of Europe

                                              November 20, 2021 03:08 AM
                                                • USD/CAD
                                                • Forex
                                                • Trade Ideas
                                                • WTI
                                                • Coronavirus