Europe opens muted amid pandemic fight

Montag, 19. April 2021 09:01

Major stock markets in Europe opened mostly flat on Monday as the pandemic fight continued. France imposed new quarantine measures on four pandemic hotspots, as the country's president pushed for cooperation between the European Union and the United States on vaccine distribution and manufacturing. The United Kingdom stated that COVID-19 vaccines work against the new Indian variant of the virus. Meanwhile, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was back in the spotlight with the EU saying it was concerned with his treatment in prison, and new pro-Navalny protests being announced.

The FTSE 100 traded lower 0.03% at 9:00 am CET, with Coca-Cola HBC AG dropping 0.72% at 9:03 am CET. The CAC 40 was flat at the opening bell, as Engie rose 0.73% a minute later. The DAX increased 0.26% at 9:02 am CET, with E.ON SE leading with an increase of 1.42% a minute later.

The euro traded for 1.19810 virtually flat against the dollar at 9:08 am CET, with the pound rising 0.06% against the American currency going for 1.38474 at the same time.

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