Markets destabilised by Trump catching covid-19 and oil price fall

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Donald Trump and the First Lady both tested positive for covid-19 yesterday, sending stock markets into "mild disarray." The American president's positive covid-19 test will "just add to the uncertainty rippling through markets", ahead of November's election, according to Hargreaves Lansdown's Susannah Streeter. Donald and Melania Trump both confirmed a positive test on Thursday, with a little over a month to go before the presidential election and days after the first Presidential debate with Joe Biden. Streeter, a senior investment and markets analyst at HL, said while there was ...

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