FTSE 100 ready for a rear departure with UK at coronavirus tipping point and returned to lockdown


UK blue chip index to open around 50 points lower at 5,957, spread betting companies say

The FTSE 100 appears poised to open firmly into negative territory with the UK at a ‘tipping point’ that could lead to a second global lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.England Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, in a televised briefing later Monday, is likely to say the country is facing a “very difficult winter” with cases headed in the “wrong direction”.

According to newspaper reports, Boris Johnson is planning six months of new borders following restrictions in the north of England.

The capital, meanwhile, could be the next in quarantine, according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Asian markets have been subjected to second wave worries and international trade concerns.

“As we look into a new week, with investors absorbing recent central bank statements and the prospect that further stimulus will not come immediately, concerns are growing that the summer recovery is probably as good as it is. it is not when it comes to the recent rebound in economic activity, ”said Michael Hewson, analyst at CMC Markets.

That reality, combined with the growing awareness that a vaccine remains in several months, despite President Trump’s claims, has made investors increasingly nervous as we head into a fall that could see lockdowns reimposed. , and a US presidential election whose outcome may well be too close to be called, with two rather unimpressive candidates. “

Fed chair in the armchair

In the short term, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will have a forum from Tuesday to Thursday to set out his vision for a renewed US stimulus package, as he is testifying before Congress.

Here in the UK, updates are expected from the owner of B&Q Kingfisher (), energy group SSP (LON: SSP) and events company Informa () this week.

Tesla Battery Day (LON: TSLA) will be eagerly awaited in the United States on Tuesday.

Investors and the Musk army of fanboys and fangirls are loaded with excitement, while the Tesla Bear Battalion considers it all Musk hype.

The South African billionaire said earlier this year that the event would “blow your mind” and added more recently that there would be “a lot of exciting things” to see.

Around the markets

  • Book valued at US $ 1.2955 (up 0.29%)
  • Bitcoin 10947,04 $ (fixe)
  • Gold $ 1,959.40 per ounce (down 0.41%)
  • Brent crude US $ 43.05 per barrel (down 0.1%)

6h45: Early Markets: Asie / Australie

Asia-Pacific markets were lower today, with China’s Shanghai Composite down 0.52% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng down 1.42%.

South Korean Kospi extended its losses in the evening by falling 0.88% and more in Australia, the S & P / ASX 200 lost 0.74% as the big banks and big miners weighed on the index.


Proactive News from Australia:

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