YesOdd in the morning. The FTSE 100 will fall for another second day as Monday’s vaccine rally continues to fade. In contrast to the long-term effects of the vaccine, investors are increasingly focusing on near-term virus risks.
The pound continues to rise in hopes of a braced deal.
5 things to start your day
1) Festival ads present an early Christmas for the media sector: John Lewis’s Christmas ad is a welcome recovery for broadcasters after the থেকে 500m sink for TV ad spending from March to June.
2) Tech billionaires fuel boom in private jet sales: Cash-rich but time-poor technicians are scattering on larger planes for transcontinental travel without quickly running out of fuel.
3) Shop early this Christmas, Amazon warns: The online retail giant fears even hiring an additional 250,000 employees this year may not be enough to avoid shipping delays this festive season.
4) Officials spent m 6 million on body bags from Slovakia at the height of the first wave: According to the official filing, the ministers paid স 6 million to a Slovakian medical product company in April because the death rate in the UK has dropped and stocks are low, according to official filings.
5) Elon Musk is the third richest person in the world after joining Tella S&P 500: Elon Musk has become the third richest person in the world after Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, after his fortune rose to 6 6.6 billion (7 .7 billion).
What happened overnight
Asian stock markets mixed mixed stimulus about possible vaccine development after Wall Street rejected it on Wednesday as a concern about the long-term effects of the coronavirus epidemic.
Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong declined while Shanghai and Seoul advanced.
Also on Wednesday, Japan reported that its export decline was 0.2 pc in a year earlier than in October.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 pc to 25,827.23, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.4 pc to 3,355.06. Hong Kong’s Hang Senang fell 0.1 pcs to 26,383.95.
In Seoul, the Kospi was down 0.1pc at 2,539.20 and Sydney’s S&P ASX 200 added 0.3pc to 6,515.50.
Corporate: British Land, Huffords, SSE (Interim results); Avon Rubber (Full year); TBC Bank Group, Softstore, Spirax-Sarco Engineering, Equity, Nvidia (Business statement)
Economy: Inflation (UK, Eurozone), Car registration, home price index (UK); Building permit, accommodation started (Us)