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Tuesday,12 January 2021 at 08:51

U.K. and European stocks opened in mixed territory as investors remain focused on the latest coronavirus developments and the state of U.S. politics. 


Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed with mainland Chinese stocks leading gains among the region’s major markets. 

Gold ticked higher as investors focused on a global surge in coronavirus cases, although a firmer U.S. dollar and higher U.S. Treasury yields limited gains. 

In corporate news, B&Q owner Kingfisher said it expected current year profits to be at the top end of forecasts as fourth quarter like-for-like sales rose 16.9%, driven by people purchasing online. 

Miniature wargames manufacturer Games Workshop reported a better first-half performance than it had been expecting, as the group continues to benefit from Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns.

Markets
At 08:15
FTSE 100 6,799 +0.01%
FTSE 250 20,760 (-0.07%)
DAX 13,985 +0.35%
At the close
Dow Jones 31,008 (-0.29%)
S&P 500 3,799 (-0.66%)
NASDAQ 13,036 (-1.25%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.311
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.354
GBP/EUR 1.114
Commodities
Gold $1,856 +0.79%
Brent $55.97 +0.70%
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