Budget 2020: FTSE down but currency remains flat

James Baxter-Derrington
Budget 2020: FTSE down but currency remains flat

The FTSE 100 has dropped 0.52% as Chancellor Rishi Sunak finished announcing the 2020 Budget, having peaked on early trading when it was up 2.1%. The index tracking the UK's largest companies had lost its earlier gains and had dropped to -0.02% as the Chancellor began speaking, and while turbulent throughout the speech, even poking its head into positive territory at +0.2%, the overall trend was downwards and it currently resides at -0.51% at time of writing. UK 10 year gilts dropped sl...

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