Europe closes mixed as Brexit deal nears

Thursday, 24. December 2020 14:07

European stock markets closed mixed on Thursday as trade deal negotiations between the United Kindom and the European Union reach their climax. An agreement is expected to be announced during the day, although some last-minute issues remain.

The FTSE 100 ended the pre-Christmas session gaining just 0.09%, as the Lloyds Banking Group PLC rose by 3.99%. Meanwhile, the CAC 40 lost 0.11% at the end of the day, with STMicroelectronics down 1.15%. The DAX was closed today.

The euro traded flat against the dollar to go for $1.21918 at 2:06 pm CET, while the pound jumped 0.53% and sold for 1.35781 at 2:07 pm CET.

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