Top financial market stories of the week

1. Pound strengthens after Brexit talks and positive interest rate signals— Monday

2. LVMH countersues Tiffany’s — Monday

3. UK mortgage approvals hit highest level since 2007 — Tuesday

4. Over 7,500 finance jobs leave UK for EU — Thursday

5. Oil prices sink to lowest level in two weeks — Thursday

6. Rolls-Royce shares hit 17-year low — Thursday

7. Stocks slip as Trump tests positive for coronavirus — Friday

8. UK billionaire brothers buy ASDA from Walmart for £6.8 billion — Friday

Where did the markets finish at the end of the week?

  • The FTSE 100 closed at 5,902.12 gaining 1.02% over the week.
  • The FTSE 250 closed at 17,395.81, gaining 2.06% over the week.
  • The Nasdaq closed at 11,075.02, gaining 1.48% this wek.
  • The S&P 500 finished at 3,348.44, gaining 1.52% this week.
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 finished 23,029.90, declining 0.75% this week.
  • The Shanghai Composite finished at 3,218.05, declining 0.04% this week.

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