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The week in review

  • Week in Review: Alarming dip in business activity pushes FTSE 100 into the red

    22 May 2020 - The FTSE 100 ended Thursday (21 May) in the red following fresh data showing a severe drop in business activity in May

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: FTSE 100 rises sharply over lockdown easing hopes

    29 May 2020 - The FTSE 100 finished Thursday (28 May) strongly as major European countries signalled further easing to their lockdown measures.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: Dire warning on UK economy sends shares into a tailspin

    15 May 2020 - The FTSE 100 plunge into the red on Thursday (14 May) after Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey warned that the UK’s economy could suffer long-term damage from the coronavirus shutdown.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: FTSE 100 climbs higher as investors shrug off warnings over UK economy

    10 April 2020 - The FTSE 100 finished Thursday (9 April) strongly despite warnings that the UK economy could shrink by up to 25% in the second quarter of the year if the coronavirus lockdown persists.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: FTSE 100 holds firm despite dismal construction data

    07 May 2020 - The FTSE 100 held strong on Wednesday (6 May) despite dismal data showing construction output suffered its biggest ever slump in April.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: Historic Royal Dutch Shell dividend cut sinks FTSE 100

    01 May 2020 - The FTSE 100 index of stocks finished 3.5% down at 5,901.21 points on Thursday. The index was sunk by the news that Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA), down 11.37% on the day, was slashing its dividend for the first time since the Second World War due to severe falloff in demand for oil, because of the coronavirus crisis.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: FTSE 100 boosted as investors flock to housebuilders and carmakers

    24 April 2020 - Investors flocked to housebuilders and carmakers on Thursday (23 April) after many of them revealed plans to return to work following the coronavirus shutdown.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: Weaker pound pushes FTSE 100 into positive territory

    17 April 2020 - A weaker pound helped push the largely dollar earning FTSE 100 into positive territory on Thursday (16 April) in what was a relatively buoyant day for European markets.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: Surging oil stocks nudge FTSE 100 into the black

    03 April 2020 - A surge in the price of Brent Crude helped lift the FTSE 100 into the black on Thursday (2 April), with oil giants Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDSA) and BP plc (BP) among the day’s best performers.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: FTSE 100 rebounds as Bank of England warns on UK economy

    27 March 2020 - The FTSE 100 rebounded from early losses on Thursday (26 March) despite the Bank of England (BoE) warning that the coronavirus could have a damaging long-term effect on the economy.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: Interest rate cut sees FTSE 100 bounce back from near 10-year low

    20 March 2020 - The FTSE 100 bounced back from a near decade low on Thursday (19 March) after the Bank of England slashed rates and pumped £200 billion of fresh quantitative easing into the financial system to protect the economy.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: FTSE rocked by biggest one-day fall in 30 years in wake of Trump travel ban

    13 March 2020 - The FTSE 100 index of stocks suffered one of its worst ever days on Thursday losing 10.87% of its value as markets responded to the US travel ban on European countries.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: FTSE 100 suffers sharp losses as coronavirus fears spooks markets

    06 March 2020 - The FTSE 100 suffered another painful day of losses on Thursday as worries about the coronavirus outbreak once again spooked markets.

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    MRM
  • Week in Review: Market panic over coronavirus

    28 February 2020 - Amid fears the coronavirus could have the same impact on the world economy as the financial crisis the FTSE 100 was on course for its worst weekly drop since the Eurozone debt crisis in 2011.

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  • Week in Review: Weak pound props up FTSE amid coronavirus warnings

    21 February 2020 - A mounting number of corporate warnings about the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak put pressure on global equities.

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