Europe closes higher despite vaccine rollout questions

Tuesday, 13. April 2021 17:31

European stock markets closed higher on Tuesday as vaccine distribution has once again been put into question. Johnson & Johnson announced today that it would pause its vaccine rollout, over concerns that they may cause blood clots. Additionally, the United States stated they will be stationing a further 500 troops in Germany, amid rising tensions with Russia as both the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have mobilized their troops to get nearer the Russian border.

DAX ended the session with an increase of 0.21%, lead by Delivery Hero with a rise of 3.49% as the bell rung. The FTSE 100 rose by 0.03%, with Just Eat Takeaways rising by 6.68% at 17:33 CET. CAC 40 closed with a rise of 0.26%, with Vivendi the biggest earner with an increase of 2.46% at 17:32 CET.

The euro was 0.18% higher when compared to the dollar trading for 1.19318 at 17:35 CET. The pound on the other hand fell by 0.05% against the US currency going for 1.37382 a minute later.

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