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Thursday,19 November 2020 at 08:39

U.K. and European stocks opened lower as a rally prompted by positive vaccine news begins to peter out amid renewed fears of shutdowns due to rising coronavirus cases. 


Asia-Pacific markets traded mixed as traders grappled with optimism around a potential coronavirus vaccine and economic worries. 

Gold prices eased as optimism about Pfizer’s successful vaccine trials countered concerns over rising coronavirus infections. 

In corporate news, B&Q owner Kingfisher reported a strong rise in third quarter sales as consumers spent the coronavirus lockdown improving their homes. 

Royal Mail swung to a loss in the first half as redundancy and Covid-19 costs more than offset higher revenue from booming parcel deliveries.

Markets
At 08:30
FTSE 100 6,339 (-0.71%)
FTSE 250 19,857 (-0.57%)
DAX 13,108 (-0.71%)
At the close
Dow Jones 29,438 (-1.16%)
S&P 500 3,567 (-1.16%)
NASDAQ 11,801 (-0.82%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.324
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.321
GBP/EUR 1.115
Commodities
Gold $1,859 (-0.67%)
Brent $44.24 +0.27%
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