Europe opens mostly higher as fight against pandemic continues

Thursday, 15. April 2021 09:01

Major European stock markets opened mostly higher on Thursday, as countries signal the pandemic is far from over. Germany was in the spotlight with its daily case number the highest since January, as reports came in that the country's inflation was up 1.7% in March compared to the same month last year. In an effort to boost the tourism industry over the summer, the European Commission has started work on establishing a Digital Green Certificate, as the commission's president Ursula von der Leyen stated the European Union would get 50 million coronavirus doses earlier than expected.

The DAX added 0.22% at 9:00 am CET, with Deutsche Post AG leading the pack with an increase of 0.83% at 9:03 am CET. London's FTSE 100 was 0.23% higher at 9:00 am CET, with Entain PLC rising 1.87% at 9:02 am CET. The CAC 40 traded flat concurrently, as Publicis Groupe SA was up 4.07% at 9:01 am CET.

The euro was up by 0.01% against the dollar trading for 1.19798 at 9:05 am CET, while the pound traded for 1.37863 an increase of 0.06% against the dollar a minute later.

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