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Europe continues to ease the lockdown, with few regrets so far. As Germany’s central bank declares that the ‘recovery is under way’, join Richard Carter and Sebastian Scott for the rundown on the recovery and what the coming week holds for investors
As lockdown measures are eased across the developed world, how concerned should we be about secondary outbreaks of the virus? Join Richard Carter to find out more and with many people nervous about resuming activities like flying, hear Sanjay Patel’s thoughts on the fallout for Airbus and Boeing.
Despite a sell-off on the last day, April was one of the strongest months for global equities for many years. US stocks were a whisker away from recording their best rise since 1974. This left stock markets well out of bear market territory (a fall of 20% or more) with the US down only 10% for the year to date. Too much too soon?
Global stocks closed relatively flat for the week although that masked daily movements of 2-3% in either direction. Volatility remains elevated, particularly at the individual company share price level, with two day moves of 15-20% not unusual.