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Virus slowdown, dividend news helps FTSE
The new trading week started on a more optimistic note with the FTSE following the lead of its European peers and opening higher as the coronavirus spread started showing signs of levelling off.
Risk Improves But Can It Last?
European markets have opened cautiously higher on the open as investors see a glimmer of hope in Italy’s easing death rates and as oil prices rebound. Can it ladt with US initial jobless claims due later?
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The dividend nail
Banking stocks are attracting by far the highest volume on the FTSE this morning after stopping or delaying their dividends.
Fear Drives Markets Lower
FTSE slips as manufacturing across the globe drops & Trump reveals horrifying numbers
Chinese data lifts FTSE
Chinese official manufacturing data for March improved boosting recovery hopes
FTSE stalls decline as UK pandemic news provides hope
With Europe fully in the grip of the coronavirus, and speeding up in the US, little wonder that the markets have started on a weaker footing across Europe. However some glimmers of hope have helped the FTSE bounce.
Jobless claims shock markets
The shockingly high number of new jobless claims in the US yesterday has poured icy water on the market's recent rallies, causing the FTSE and other European gauges to open lower.
Stimulus optimism fades
The good mood over the massive US stimulus package finally approved by the Senate late Tuesday dissipated this morning and the FTSE again clocked losses, led by banks and British Land.
Thank you Congress: FTSE rallies on rescue package
The phenomenal US rescue package agreed late yesterday still has to get approved by Congress but the $2 trillion support which will be provided for both businesses and employees is set to get the green light later today.
A glimmer of hope on the FTSE
A glimmer of hope on the FTSE from an unexpected quarter: tourism and travel.
FTSE Higher As Stimulus Flows And Mood Improves
FTSE to jump on open after a week off speedy and aggressive central bank stimulus
A breather for the FTSE
The pressure on the FTSE abated for the moment as the index came up for air after the ECB’s approval of a massive €750 bond buying programme
The tide of the virus, the ebb of money
The generous stimuli and support packages unveiled by the US, British and other European governments are slowing down the declines in the stock markets but are not enough to stem the corona-induced ebb of money from European and US markets.
FTSE Tanks Despite Sunak's Blowout Bailout
Chancellor's £330 billion bailout doesn't appear to be enough
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New corona regime takes liquidity out of the markets
The FTSE is trading lower but far from the hysteria of the last few days mainly because volumes of trade have shrunk in most stocks except a few banking shares.
Why Markets Are Still Falling Despite Fed's Action
Markets plummet despite Fed throwing kitchen sink at the problem
After the mayhem, brief period of calm
European markets are picking up the pieces after one of the worst trading days in 30 years.
European markets plunge on flight suspension
European markets are in shock after the US decided to suspend all flights in and out of Europe for the next month, except for flights from the UK