Top financial market stories of the week

1. Germany’s stock exchange suggests tougher rules after Wirecard scandal — Monday

2. UK businesses borrow more in three months than in 2019 — Tuesday

3. US yield curve steepens — Tuesday

4. US stocks gain after Trump suggests further stimulus for the economy — Wednesday

5. £1.1 billion takeover bid made my hedge fund for TalkTalk — Thursday

6. Airline stocks lead FTSE gains this week — Thursday

7. UK economic growth slows in August — Friday

Where did stock markets finish this week?

  • The FTSE 100 closed at 6,016.65, gaining 1.94% this week.
  • The FTSE 250 closed at 18,074.42, gaining 3.9% this week.
  • The Nasdaq closed at 11,579.94, gaining 4.56% this week.
  • The S&P 500 finished at 3,477.13, gaining 3.84%.
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 finished at 23,619.69, gaining 2.5% this week.
  • The Shanghai Composite finished at 3,272.08, gaining 1.68% this week.

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