British pound rises as UK and EU extend trade talks – live updates


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What happened during the night

STokks started a busy week with cautious gains as investors assessed the possibility of further fiscal and monetary stimulus in the US, while the pound rose in relief as an ultimate extension of Brexit talks avoided a difficult divorce.

Advances in coronavirus vaccines have encouraged sentiment of risk, with early shipments accelerating across the United States on a landmark mission to vaccinate more than 100 million people by the end of the year. March.

E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 reacted by rising 0.5%. The largest MSCI index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside of Japan edged up 0.1%, after hitting a series of record highs last week. Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.5% as a survey showed the mood of hard-hit Japanese companies improved in the December quarter.

The British pound strengthened against both the euro and the dollar after Britain and the European Union agreed to continue post-Brexit trade talks beyond Sunday’s deadline .

Coming today

Economy: Industrial production (is and Japan), meeting of the electoral college (WE)

Business: Hollywood Bowl, ST trois


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