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European markets stumble amid bad conditions

by LLB Editor
18th Feb 20 12:06 pm

Connor Campbell, an analyst at Spreadex shares some detail on what he has called the “bad start” to European markets.

“The FTSE barely held above 7400 as it fell 0.4%; the DAX shed 100 points, slipping from its all-time highs, while the CAC was back at 6050 following a 0.6% fall.

Looking ahead a bit and the Dow Jones is facing an Apple-led 200 point drop when the bell rings on Wall Street.

Sterling was also down this Tuesday, slipping 0.2% against dollar and euro alike ahead of the morning’s UK jobs data.

Wage growth, including bonuses, is expected to fall from 3.2% to 3.1% month-on-month, with the claimant count change up from 14.9k to 20.2k. As for the unemployment rate, that’s expected to remain unchanged at 3.8%,” said Mr Campbell.

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