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Tommy Wilkes

Special Report: 50,000 COVID-19 deaths and rising. How Britain failed to stop the second wave

Nov 24 2020

By Andrew MacAskill, Stephen Grey, Ryan McNeill, Steve Stecklow, Tommy Wilkes and Andrew R.C. Marshall

Brexit casts long shadow over UK markets

Nov 20 2020

LONDON Britain and the European Union are trying to reach a trade deal to regulate their relationship after Dec. 31, an agreement that should lift some of the uncertainty clouding the UK outlook 4-1/2 years after Britons voted to leave the trading bloc.

Green is the new black in boom for clean energy funds

Nov 18 2020

LONDON Investors are pouring money into green funds, banking on a Joe Biden presidency in the United States for a further boost to the renewable and alternative energy industry at the expense of traditional oil and gas businesses.

FOREX-Dollar treads water after fresh virus vaccine news

Nov 16 2020

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E (Recasts to dollar and updates prices)

FOREX-Euro edges higher as vaccine and recovery hopes lift investor spirits

Nov 16 2020

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E (Adds new quote, chart, latest prices)

FOREX-Euro hits one-week high as vaccine hopes lift investor spirits

Nov 16 2020

LONDON, Nov 16 The dollar dropped and the euro and British pound gained on Monday, as investors began the week in an upbeat mood after strong data out of Asia and on hopes for a successful vaccine against COVID-19.

Short sellers lost billions as travel and leisure stocks rallied Monday

Nov 11 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK Short sellers betting against European and U.S. travel, leisure and bank stocks lost billions of dollars on Monday, after news of a COVID-19 vaccine triggered a rally in shares of companies that have suffered under months of virus-fueled restrictions and lockdowns.

Short sellers lose $500 mln as European travel, leisure and bank stocks surge

Nov 10 2020

LONDON, Nov 10 Short sellers betting against European travel, leisure and bank stocks lost more than $500 million on Monday, after news of an effective COVID-19 vaccine triggered a massive jump in share prices.

For investors, China's yuan is the big winner from Biden victory

Nov 09 2020

LONDON Joe Biden will be the next U.S. president but for the $6.6 trillion-a-day currency trading world, the undisputed victor is China's yuan, as investors bet trade tensions with Washington will recede and Beijing will let its exchange rate rise.

Unsettled by election drama, markets look on bright side

Nov 06 2020

(This November 5 story refiles to add full job title of fund manager in paragraph 12)

World News

Ethiopia war destabilising east Africa, warns EU

Fighting between Ethiopia's military and regional forces from the northern Tigray region is seriously destabilising the East African and Horn region and hostilities should halt, the European Union foreign policy chief said.