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Wednesday,14 October 2020 at 07:59

U.K. and European markets opened mixed as the new three-tier system of Covid-19 restrictions has begun in England. 

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were lower as investors reacted to a speech from Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

Gold struggled to gain traction and was stuck below the key $1,900/ounce psychological level, as lack of an agreement on additional U.S. fiscal stimulus helped the U.S. dollar stay firm. 

In corporate news, IT provider Kainos Group said that customer demand continued to be strong year-to-date, with the group now expecting full-year results to be "significantly ahead" of forecasts. 

Just Eat Takeaway and Bunzl were higher after well-received trading updates.

At 08:30
FTSE 100 5,998 +0.48%
FTSE 250 17,972 +0.46%
DAX 13,015 (-0.03%)
At the close
Dow Jones 28,679 (-0.55%)
S&P 500 3,511 (-0.63%)
NASDAQ 11,863 (-0.10%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.222
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.287
GBP/EUR 1.096
Gold $1,894 +0.28%
Brent $42.21 (-0.54%)
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