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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.

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?

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.

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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...

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?

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 4, 2022 08:21 PM

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...

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 13, 2021 01:51 PM

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.

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?

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...

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.

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.

“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 19, 2021 04:08 PM

Moderna: Everything you need to know about Moderna stock

Moderna has risen rapidly through the ranks of “big pharma” companies after winning multiple contracts to produce Covid-19 vaccines for large sections of the world’s populations. But is it profitable and what scope does it have for growth? Read our guide for the full lowdown.

November 3, 2021 04:57 PM

10 Central Banks – Where they stand towards normalizing policy

With the world beginning to gain control over the coronavirus pandemic, watch for central banks to continue to normalize monetary policy

Lower coronavirus cases, higher IMF projections boosts GBP

The IMF upgraded growth for the UK for 2021 to 7%

July 27, 2021 04:52 PM

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Summer 2020 Olympics kick off! What does it mean for the Nikkei 225 Index?

What if the Olympics turn into a coronavirus super-spreader in Japan?

US open: Will stocks continue yesterday’s selloff?

Traders look to buy the dip after coronavirus resurgence fears gripped the markets

Global Stock Indices slide as Delta variant, China, and Crude Oil weight on markets; USD/CAD higher

With the large selloff in global stock market indices today, traders may turn cautious on risk.

Lots of moving parts for GBP/USD

With all the economic, political, social issues to consider in the US and the UK this summer, direction may be tough to determine in GBP/USD

July 1, 2021 12:07 PM

Sweden’s in trouble, and it has nothing to do with Euro 2020

With the current political situation in Sweden and the Riksbank meeting this week, USD/SEK could be in for some volatility.

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