Germany’s R number ratchets higher as second-wave fears breeds angst

The FTSE 100 closed 0.76% down today, as news emerged over the weekend that Germany’s R number had surged from 1.79 to 2.88 renewed fears over a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Statistical uncertainty means the actual reading (as per the 95% confidence intervals) could be as high as 3.73. In light of the praise

FTSE 100 dips slightly as UK government reaffirms reopening target for pubs

The FTSE 100 eased back 0.18% to close at 6,472.59 today, following Friday’s ferocious rally after a blowout US jobs report, amid UK government affirmations that it will stick to its target to gradually reopen pubs and restaurants from 4th July, which have been closed since late-March. Although US equities saw another strong day of