Earlier this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the FTSE 100 marked its worst quarter since 1987, losing around 25 per cent of its value. The biggest losers were travel and leisure stocks, dropping up to 45 per cent due to falling demand and tougher restrictions. Even though the FTSE 100 started to rise steadily as the UK economy reopened, fears of a ‘second wave’ plunged the index Read More….
According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK economy has recorded its third consecutive month of growth, rising 6.6 per cent in July. This follows growth of 8.7 per cent in June and 2.4 per cent in May. The FTSE 100, a popular gauge of prosperity for businesses regulated by UK company law, closed up 79.29 points at 6,105 on the 15th September. Pound sterling also continued to make Read More….
The FTSE-100 continues to move upwards despite the news that the UK economy suffered its worst ever fall in the second quarter. Thanks to a weaker dollar, signs of a slowing coronavirus spread as well as hopes for new stimulus propelling British equities higher, the index recently closed at a two-month high of 6280. The Footsie’s performance has been echoing similar strong gains across European indices, taking its cue from Read More….
The potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic could see pension liabilities increase by as much as 15-20 per cent. That’s according to the River and Mercantile Group, who believe the industry will be hit with the “perfect storm…in terms of funding”. In its Interim Financial Report, the group revealed that an ongoing collapse in gilt years together with a sharp fall across global equity markets has resulted in a major Read More….