Top financial market stories of the week

1. UK housing bubble ready to burst — Monday

2. Eat out to help out scheme pushes inflation to 0.2% — Wednesday

3. Federal Reserve & Bank of England monetary policy meetings — Wednesday & Thursday

4. Global economic recovery may take five years — Thursday

5. Biggest week for IPO’s since Uber’s listing

6. Traders switching from bonds to FX

7. Oracle ahead of Microsoft in the race to acquire TikTok — Monday & Friday

8. UK retail sales figures rise — Friday

Where did stock markets finish?

  • The FTSE 100 closed at 6,007.05, declining by 4.68% over the week.
  • The FTSE 250 closed at 17,569.68, declining by 0.08% this week.
  • The Nasdaq closed at 10,793.28, declining by 0.56% over the week.
  • The S&P 500 finished at 3,319.47, declining by 0.64% over the week.
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 finished at 23,360.30, declining 0.20% over the week.
  • The Shanghai Composite finished at 3,338.09, gaining 2.38% this week.

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