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June 2, 2023 08:50 PM
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Index in Focus: China A50

The markets seem to be willing to look past the bout of Covid raging through China at the moment. As a result, traders see an opportunity to buy stocks.

January 6, 2023 07:14 AM
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European Open: Equities and oil rise on China reopening, US CPI in focus

Sentiment was given another boost ahead of today’s US CPI report with China continuing to scale back restrictions and suggesting international travel could be on the horizon.

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December 13, 2022 04:34 PM

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Index in Focus: China A50

If China continues to re-open its economy, slowly but surely, then the China A50 may continue to move higher as the economy begins to expand once again.

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Index in Focus: China A50

Poor economic data combined with the constant closing and re-opening of certain areas in China have the China A50 on its heels.

September 2, 2022 02:28 AM
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Moderna Q2 preview: Where next for MRNA stock?

Moderna shares have been under pressure this year as interest around Covid-19 vaccines wanes.

Oil takes a hit as recession and Covid fears loom

The German ZEW and the continued on again/off again lockdowns in China are contributing to fears of a global slowdown or recession.

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China set to reopen; Good news for the Yuan?

China is back and looking to move forward. With some help from the government, the trough in the PMI data may be behind us.

June 1, 2022 04:59 AM
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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
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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.

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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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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.

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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...

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Copper selling intensifies on China

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

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Chinese yuan, stocks and commodities slump

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

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April 25, 2022 09:31 PM
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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?

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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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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...

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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.

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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

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December 14, 2021 12:51 AM
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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.

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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.

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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.