FTSE 100 rises as investors exude confidence in US containment measures

The FTSE 100 rose 1.08% as Florida and Texas rowed back reopening measures following surges in coronavirus cases. This follows recent announcements from Florida, Texas and Arizona that they would pause their reopening plans. Investors welcomed further steps taken by the US states of Florida and Texas to stem record surges in covid-19 cases, as

FTSE 100 slightly down as Bank of England boosts its bond-buying by £100m

The FTSE 100 fell 0.47% to 6,224.07 as news out of the Bank of England underwhelmed investors as expectations were for the central bank to be more aggressive. Risk sentiment is hardly being helped by a second wave of infections in Beijing, which has led city authorities to reimpose strict lockdown restrictions. The new cluster