Top financial market stories of the week

1. Chinese economy expands 4.9% in Q3 — Monday

2. Stock exchanges prepare themselves for Brexit — Monday

3. Bitcoin hits 2020 high after PayPal announcement — Wednesday

4. UK government debt reaches highest level in 60 years — Wednesday

5. Germany faces more than 1 million job losses — Thursday

6. Italian bond sale sees stellar demand — Thursday

7. UK consumer sentiment falls by most since start of pandemic — Friday

Where did stocks finish this week?

  • The FTSE 100 closed at 5,860.28 declining 1% this week.
  • The FTSE 250 closed at 18,109.57, gaining 1.60% this week.
  • The Nasdaq closed at 11,548.28, declining by 1.05% this week.
  • The S&P 500 closed at 3,465.39, declining by 0.53% this week.
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed at 23,516.59, gaining 0.45% this week.
  • The Shanghai Composite closed at 3,278.00 declining by 1.75% this week.

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