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Thursday,12 November 2020 at 08:52

U.K. and European stocks opened lower, bucking a positive trend seen in Asia and the U.S. after technology stocks rallied in the previous session. 

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed as technology shares in the region bounced from recent declines. 

The U.S. dollar held broad gains as investors tempered bullish expectations about a Covid-19 vaccine. 

Gold prices edged higher as concerns over the economic fallout from surging Covid-19 cases outweighed positive vaccine news. 

In corporate news, Burberry said revenue would be affected by fewer markdowns as the luxury brand reported a 75% drop in first-half profit driven by the Covid-19 crisis. Adjusted operating profit for the six months to 26 September fell to £51m from £203m a year earlier as revenue declined to £878m from £1.28bn. 

At 08:25
FTSE 100 6,327 (-0.86%)
FTSE 250 19,238 (-0.53%)
DAX 13,085 (-0.99%)
At the close
Dow Jones 29,397 (-0.08%)
S&P 500 3,572 +0.77%
NASDAQ 11,786 +2.01%
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.401
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.318
GBP/EUR 1.118
Gold $1,865 +0.06%
Brent $44.00 +0.69%
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