Europe opens mixed with vaccinations in focus

Wednesday, 17. February 2021 09:03

Major European stock markets kicked off mixed on Wednesday despite better-than-expected inflation data coming from the United Kingdom. The vaccination campaign in the UK continued, with estimates suggesting all citizens will be offered COVID-19 vaccines by the end of summer. Later today, the Eurozone construction output report is scheduled to be released.

The DAX fell 0.26% at the opening bell, with Beiersdorf AG plunging 8.60%. The FTSE 100 rose 0.06%, as Rolls-Royce Holdings went up 2.66%. The CAC 40 dropped 0.49%. Hermès International S.A. was the worst performer, trading 1.28% lower. The euro declined 0.34% against the dollar to sell for 1.20712, while the pound decreased 0.23% to $1.38764.

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