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Tuesday,20 July 2021 at 07:39

UK and European stocks opened robustly higher, a day after global markets retreated on fears of a Covid-19 resurgence.


Shares in Asia-Pacific fell following an overnight tumble for stocks on Wall Street that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge more than 700 points.


Oil prices stabilized after slumping around 7% in the previous session amid a broader market retreat led by concerns about a resurgence of COVID-19 infections.


Gold prices were flat as a slide in U.S. Treasury yields offset a firmer U.S. dollar.


In corporate news, easyJet said it had reduced cash burn amid continuing Covid restrictions as it reported a £318m third quarter loss.


Apollo Global Management is in talks with Fortress Investment Group to join its bid for Morrisons and said it would not make an offer for the supermarket group on its own.


Markets
At 08:15
FTSE 100 6,921 +1.13%
FTSE 250 22,085 +0.66%
DAX 15,266 +0.88%
At the close
Dow Jones 33,962 (-2.09%)
S&P 500 4,258 (-1.59%)
NASDAQ 14,274 (-1.06%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.556
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.364
GBP/EUR 1.158
Commodities
Gold $1,816 +0.22%
Brent $69.38 +0.90%
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