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Monday,14 September 2020 at 07:35

U.K. and European stocks opened higher, boosted by the resumption of coronavirus vaccine trials. 


Stocks in Asia Pacific traded higher with investors watching shares of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group following an announcement of its sale of U.K. chip designer Arm. 

Oil prices were higher as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico forced companies to evacuate rigs and halt production, but gains were kept in check by wider concerns about excess supply and falling fuel demand. 

Gold prices were higher supported by a weaker dollar and expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will adopt a dovish stance at its two-day monetary policy meeting later this week. 

In corporate news, CLS Holdings has agreed to buy three office properties in Greater London and South East England for £59.71m from Aviva Investors. 

Vodafone said it was in talks to complete the sale of its stake in Vodafone Egypt soon despite the deal agreement elapsing.

Markets
At 08:27
FTSE 100 6,072 +0.67%
FTSE 250 17,628 +0.41%
DAX 13,298 +0.72%
At the close
Dow Jones 27,665 +0.48%
S&P 500 3,340 +0.05%
NASDAQ 10,853 (-0.60%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.171
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.283
GBP/EUR 1.082
Commodities
Gold $1,946 +0.35%
Brent $40.01 +0.55%
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