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    Global stock markets tumble on fears of prolonged economic downturn

    The market slump came as Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose to its highest in a week – prompting fears of second wave of infections which followed latest virus warnings from the WHO Stock markets around the world tumbled as mounting concerns over a prolonged economic downturn rattled investors.
  • UK investing

    UK investing platform attracts £4bn as savers hunt for bargain shares

    Savers ploughed cash into their Hargreaves Lansdown accounts in the first four months of the year as they hoped to bag a bargain on the stock market UK savers ploughed cash into their Hargreaves Lansdown accounts in the first four months of the year as they hoped to bag a ...
  • Dow

    US stocks gain as investors weigh additional stimulus over pandemic fears

    The Dow joined the S&P in the black, while tech shares held the Nasdaq in negative territory The S&P edged higher on Thursday as investors weighed the prospect of additional stimulus and states reopening for business against bellicose remarks from President Donald Trump about U.S.-China trade negotiations and dire warnings ...
  • S&P

    Australia shares advance on new stimulus hopes

    The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 1.06% at 5,385.40, following a 1.72% closing low on Thursday Australian shares advanced on Friday, with energy and mining sectors leading the gains, as investors cheered the prospects of more fiscal stimulus in the United States and China.
  • oil prices

    Stocks, oil prices fall on renewed virus fears

    Stocks and oil prices fell on Wednesday as fears about a second wave of coronavirus infections gripped financial markets Stocks and oil prices fell on Wednesday as fears about a second wave of coronavirus infections gripped financial markets.
  • UK

    UK plans to begin virtual trade talks with Japan

    Britain plans to begin negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan via video conference shortly, the government said Britain plans to begin negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan via video conference shortly, the government said, setting out its negotiating objectives for a deal it hopes will save British exporters ...
  • European Commission

    Fiat Chrysler-PSA merger heads for EU approval

    The European Commission indicated that both automakers sought EU approval on Friday The European Union’s antitrust regulators could allow the proposed $50 billion merger between Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Group to sail onward unopposed or decide otherwise.
  • S&P 500

    S&P 500 rises as investors look beyond pandemic

    The S&P 500 gained as investors balanced caution over new spikes in coronavirus infections with expectations that the economy will soon be re-opened for business The S&P 500 inched higher on Monday as investors balanced caution over new spikes in coronavirus infections with expectations that an economy crippled by mandated ...
  • Ocado

    Ocado to gain from online grocery sales boom

    Ocado’s shares were up 50 per cent this year as shoppers turned to online shopping during the coronavirus crisis The recent boom in online grocery sales will bring long-term gains for Ocado, Berenberg analysts believe.
  • Asia stock markets

    SE Asia stock markets fall on coronavirus resurgence fears

    Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday amid fears of a coronavirus resurgence, while concerns over Sino-U.S. trade tensions also weighed on sentiment Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday amid fears of a coronavirus resurgence in China and its implications for countries easing restrictions, while prospects of Sino-U.S. tensions ...