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Thursday,15 October 2020 at 07:36

U.K. and European stocks opened lower as restrictions return across Europe due to a surge in coronavirus infections. 

Asia Pacific stocks were lower as hopes that U.S. leaders will agree on new economic stimulus measures before the presidential election faded. 

Oil prices edged lower even after data showed U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week, while OPEC and its allies were seen complying with their pact to curb output in September. 

Gold prices dipped as the U.S. dollar steadied. 

In corporate news, home furnishing retailer Dunelm reported a 37% jump in first-quarter sales, boosted by higher online demand, as well as a recovery in its stores after Covid-19 lockdowns were eased. 

Mondi said third-quarter underlying EBITDA fell 20% year-on-year to €306m (£276.55m), despite lower costs. The FTSE 100 packaging producer said compared to the second quarter, underlying EBITDA was 13% lower.

At 08:32
FTSE 100 5,816 (-2.00%)
FTSE 250 17,698 (-1.40%)
DAX 12,799 (-1.76%)
At the close
Dow Jones 28,514 (-0.53%)
S&P 500 3,488 (-0.66%)
NASDAQ 11,768 (-0.80%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.222
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.298
GBP/EUR 1.106
Gold $1,897 (-0.21%)
Brent $43.10 (-0.74%)
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