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Wednesday,27 May 2020 at 07:21

U.K. and European stocks opened higher even as U.S.-China tensions dented investor sentiment. 

Stocks in Asia Pacific were mixed as investors weighed the potential impact of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing against economies reopening. 

Oil prices fell on concerns over how quickly fuel demand will recover even as coronavirus lockdowns begin to ease in many countries. 

Gold was trading near a two-week low as optimism around several economies re-opening dulled the metal’s safe-haven appeal. 

In corporate news, Britvic deferred its interim dividend as it weighed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which it said was hitting profits at around £12m - £18m a month. 

The value of British Land's property portfolio fell 10% in the last financial year pushing the real estate company to a £1.1bn annual net loss as the value of its retail sites plunged.

FTSE 100 6,132 +1.07%
FTSE 250 17,059 +0.74%
DAX 11,531 +0.23%
the close
Dow Jones 24,995 +2.17%
S&P 500 2,991 +1.23%
NASDAQ 9,340 +0.17%
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.21
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.230
GBP/EUR 1.122
Gold $1,710 +0.00%
Brent $35.59 (-1.19%)
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