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Nov 262021

FTSE 100 slides in major market spook

It’s been a crappy week as new Covid variants rear their ugly head, and the UK’s leading index didn’t escape the carnage.

  • The FTSE 100 crashed almost 3% in Friday morning trading, losing over 200 points as global markets got nervous about the possibility of another pandemic.
  • The FTSE 250 also fared badly, dropping 2.2%, and markets in Germany, Spain, France and Italy recorded noticeable losses.
  • The Bank of England is now likely to delay its interest rate hike, which was widely expected in December.
UK interest rate expectations have declined today in response to the news of the Nu variant. Markets now see a 63% chance of a December rate hike, down from 93% a week ago:
Nov 222021

A Covid comedown

The FTSE 100 has its worst week since August as people panic about the effects of fresh Covid waves.

  • The index was down 1.69% last week, sinking 0.45% on Friday as investors digested a nationwide lockdown in Austria amid an uptick in Covid cases across Europe. Germany is considering similar steps.
  • Travel stocks led the losses. British Airways owner IAG (IAG) and aero-engineer Rolls-Royce (RR.) lost 4% each.
  • It’s not all bad news. U.K. retail sales were up 0.8% in October, and the index started Monday on the rebound.
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Nov 152021

The FTSE 100 ain't feeling so fine

The FTSE 100 is brought down from its 20-month high by disastrous earnings from Astrazeneca.

  • The FTSE 100 had its rebound cut short on Friday after Astrazeneca (AZN) lost 6% thanks to a dramatic earnings miss.
  • The week got off to a rough start when UK GDP showed its weakest economic growth since mid-lockdown in Q1, but rebounded to a 20-month high on Thursday.
  • The week finished off in the green, up 0.6% despite the added pressure.
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Nov 122021

FTSE 100 crawls upwards

  • The U.K.’s GDP was up 1.3% in Q3, its weakest economic growth since mid-lockdown in Q1 and lagging behind the rest of the G7.
  • Retail added extra pressure thanks to a day of disappointing news from Burberry, B&M, and Johnson Matthey.
  • Mining stocks saved the day, with optimism after Evergrande avoided a globally destabilizing default pushing the index up 0.60%.
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