Markets fall as France and Germany impose fresh national lockdowns

Anna Fedorova
Markets fall as France and Germany impose fresh national lockdowns

European and US stockmarkets fell sharply on Wednesday after France and Germany announced new national lockdown measures as coronavirus cases across Europe spiral upwards once again. The FTSE 100 closed the day 2.5% lower at 5,583 points, while the EuroStoxx 50 fell 3.5% to 2,964 points, as Europe's two largest economies imposed fresh four-week national lockdowns in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. French President Emmanuel Macron announced that French residents will need a c...

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