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LIVE MARKETS-Everything can change, again

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EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE, AGAIN (0640)

Futures are pointing for an open in the black with the main indices up around 1% as U.S. senators and Trump reached an agreement on a 2 trillion stimulus package to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

The FTSE 100 recorded its best day since the huge swings of the 2008 financial crash yesterday as massive global stimulus efforts calmed investors.

But spreadbetters are cautions suggesting by 8 am investors focus could shift to European news: The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK jumped yesterday, the first day of the national lockdown. Numbers of deaths were up also in Italy. At 7 am, key UK inflation data will be released. Financial spreadbetters at IG expect London's FTSE to open 71 points lower at 5,375, Frankfurt's DAX to open 122 points lower at 9,579 and Paris' CAC to open 65 points lower at 4,178.


(Joice Alves)

***** (Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Joice Alves, Julien Ponthus and Thyagaraju Adinarayan)