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European shares recover from viral outbreak fuelled sell-off

Banks and luxury goods led a recovery in European shares on Tuesday after heightened concerns about the about the potential impact on businesses from the coronavirus outbreak in China saw the main index post its worst day in about four months.

UK shares recover after sell-off on coronavirus fears

Britain's benchmark stock indexes rebounded on Tuesday after shedding more than 2% in the previous session on fears over China's coronavirus outbreak, with shares of blue-chip exporters firming as the pound slid to a one-week low.

Why the 'devil' coronavirus has hit European stocks hard

A whopping $200 billion was wiped from European stocks at the start of this week as the deadly coronavirus prompted investors to cut back exposure to companies with a strong presence in China, the world's fastest-growing consumer market.

Coronavirus fears wipe billions from European stocks

Potential damage to business from China's fast-spreading coronavirus knocked more than 2% off European stocks on Monday, after the world's second biggest economy ramped up travel bans and extended the Lunar New Year holidays.

FTSE 100 slides on coronavirus fears

London's FTSE 100 suffered its biggest one-day fall in nearly four months as the coronavirus spread globally with death tolls more than tripling from last week, spooking investors about the potential financial hit to travel and China-exposed companies.

FTSE heads for worst week in four months on China virus fears

UK shares lost roughly 1% as worries over the spread of a new flu-like virus from China forced dealers to dump risky assets, while financial stocks tumbled across the board after the European Central Bank kept interest rates at a record low level.

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FTSE 100 » 7,480.69 +0.93%
Euro Stox » 1,632.63 +0.84%
S&P » 3,276.24 +1.01%
Nikkei 225 » 23,243.43 +0.12%
GBP / USD » 1.3023 -0.03%
EUR / GBP » 0.8462 +0.05%
GBP / JPY » 142.0700 -0.06%
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
MTC.L 3.00to2.00 Outperform
NANON.L 2.00to1.00 Buy
ENQ.L 3.57to2.86 Hold
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
DATA.L 1.00to3.00 Hold
APTD.L 1.00to2.00 Outperform
HGT.L 2.00to3.00 Hold