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PWS Southport live news and market updates keeping you up to date on coronavirus news and how global stock markets are reacting to the on-going pandemic.

31st March 2020

17.00 →

Market Update

The FTSE 100 ended the day up 1.95 per cent at 5,671.

08.10 →

Market News
Optimism continues as FTSE 100 index opens up over 1 per cent.

30th March 2020

17.00 →

Market Update
The FTSE 100 ended the day up 1 per cent at 5,563.

14.00 →

Market Update
US Futures indicate US markets to open slightly up on Friday’s close. The FTSE is currently 0.40% down at 5490.

07.20 →

Market Update
Futures markets indicate that the FTSE 100 and European stock markets will open slightly up on Friday’s close.

27th March 2020

17.00 →

Market Update
The FTSE 100 ended the day at 5,510 down 5.25 per cent with the Index down 27 per cent year to date.

12.20 →

Market News - US
Current US futures have the Dow Jones and S&P 500 dropping 3 per cent on opening later today.

12.15 →

Market News - UK
At midday, the FTSE 100 index is currently down 5 per cent and looking to be dropping further.

08.30 →

Market News - Asia
Japan’s Nikkei 225 finishes the day up 3.88 per cent and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is flat before the close.

08.10 →

Market News - UK
The FTSE 100 index has opened 3 per cent down following the same path as yesterday.

27th March 2020

16.50 →

Market News - UK
After a drop of 3 per cent in the morning, the FTSE 100 index ended the day up 2.24 per cent at 5,815.

13.00 →

Market News - US
Current futures have the Dow Jones and S&P 500 opening flat with no big swing up or down.

08.20 →

Market News - UK
After two days of gains, the FTSE 100 opens 3 per cent down on Thursday morning.

07.55 →

Market News - Asia
Singapore’s first-quarter annualised GDP down 10.60 per cent which is more than the anticipated 8.2 per cent estimate. 

25th March 2020

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Market News
FTSE 100 Index finishes 4.45 per cent up at 5,688 which is 26 per cent down on the market high in 2020 of 7,674 on 17th January.

09.20 →

Market News
FTSE 100 and European markets surge in the opening session with the prospect of America’s $2trn stimulus package to help businesses.

07.00 →

Market News
Current futures markets put the FTSE 100 and European markets in positive territory after gains yesterday.

06.50 →

Market News
Japan’s Nikkei 225 finished the day up 8 per cent with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and China’s SSE Composite Index both up 3 and 2 per cent.

24th March 2020

17.00 →

UK Coronavirus Update

As of 9 am on 24 March 2020, 422 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.

16.55 →

Market News

FTSE 100 index finishing on 5,446 up 9.05 per cent on the day with the German DAX up 11 per cent.

12.00 →

UK Economy

Economists warn the UK economy could shrink by 15 per cent in the second quarter of the year.

09.00 →

Trump’s US Stimulus Package

Political point-scoring by the Democrat’s in the US could derail $2trn stimulus, which, would affect potential gains on global stock markets.

08.05 →

Market News

Futures in the US indicate Wall Street and S&P 500 to gain 4 per cent when trading starts.

08.00 →

Market News

FTSE 100 opens up nearly 4 per cent at 5,185 after gains of over 7 per cent in Japan and 4 per cent on Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index.

23rd March 2020

16.45 →

Breaking News

FTSE 100 Index ends the day below 5,000 points at 4,993.89 down 3.79 per cent.

14.00 →

After initial hopes, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have opened 1 per lower today.

The Nasdaq Composite which is geared more towards non-financial companies has open positive but unlikely to remain that way.

13.00 →

Wall Street Dow Jones futures indicate the market will be up around 3 per cent at the opening bell.

FTSE 100 back up over 5000 points after morning drop of 5 per cent.

09.30 →

McDonald’s to close all 1270 restaurants by the end of today.

Refunds to be given to rail commuters who have purchases season tickets as passenger numbers slump by 70 per cent.

08.30 →

The FTSE 100 index has opened 5 per cent down taking the index below 5,000 points.