LONDON (awp / dpa) – The London Stock Exchange (BSE) traded lower on Monday (-0.45%) after rising last week in the face of a worsening health situation threatening the health system and hospitals.
The FTSE-100 index of major stocks was down 0.45% at 6:842.42 points at 8:40 GMT.
“Without events like the New Year or the dual centenary election in the United States, markets will be forced to face the realities of 2021,” said Connor Campbell, a researcher at Sprotex.com.
“As for the FTSE index, it indicates the possibility of more restrictions on operations in the UK, and experts believe that the current level of regulation may not have the desired effect,” he added.
In the United Kingdom, Chris Witty, the UK’s chief medical officer, warned that the health system was “currently facing the most dangerous situation we can remember.” “If the virus continues on this path, hospitals will be in real trouble, and that very soon.”
The Federation of Small Businesses warns that at least 250,000 SMEs could go bankrupt this year without additional assistance, in defiance of all restrictions and current locks in the UK.
EasyJet (-0.81% to 780.20 pence) is in talks with the airline for a new five-year loan facility of 1. 1.4 billion
J.D. Sports fashion (+ 4.63% to 890.20 pence) topped the sportswear brand rating, with half-year sales rising 5% a year, especially due to a surge in orders.
OCADO (-0.16% to 2.477.00 pence) Marks & Spencer’s partner online supermarket has warned of possible shortages in some product lines because food companies have isolated staff or sick people are completely infected, according to an email sent to customers quoted by the BBC.
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