Coronavirus Hits Sports Luxe

Wednesday, 19th February: The sport luxe trend is still kicking about, but some of the leading brands in the market are opening up and adding to the growing list of companies raising sales concerns over coronavirus. On Wednesday, Adidas and Puma, both of which make circa one third of their sales in Asia, warned that…

Employment Reaches Record High

Tuesday, 18th February: Markets were hit by news from Apple surrounding the impact coronavirus was due to have on their sales, adding to existing concerns the virus us having on the financial operations of business, with specific supply constraints for Apple and adding to the concerns already raised by the likes of AstraZeneca and Burberry…

NMC Health’s U-Turn On FTSE

Monday, 17th February: The FTSE 100 started off the new week by creeping up by 0.28% in the opening trade following an update from China’s central bank regarding the disruption caused to businesses following the virus outbreak and their efforts to ease the negative impact it is having on trading. Property listings operator Rightmove released…

Aston Martin Taken for a Stroll

Friday, 31 January: Before we get onto the Coronavirus, Brexit or anything else. Give yourself a pat on the back, if you’re reading this you’ve made it, January is practically done. Raise a glass, let your hair down and rejoice in February and it’s beautiful slightly longer than usual but still short 29-day life span….

UK Car Production in Reverse

Thursday, 30 January: Today’s market opened lower, poised before the Bank of England’s interest rate decision at midday. Investors had the call on whether to hold or cut rates as very close, and as we mentioned yesterday either way could’ve promoted some significant movements in sterling. Across Asia this morning markets saw further heavy losses,…

Northern Derail

Wednesday, 29 January: The Coronavirus has made it a tough end to the month for global markets.  Today provided some respite, allowing investors to at least pause and closely monitor the latest news headlines with regards to the situation. Luckily no major fuel was added to an already dangerous fire, causing many major European bourses…