STOCK MARKET TICKER Irish benchmark index at 13-year high thanks to Brexit deal

Frankfurt, December 29th (Reuters) – The following is the stock exchange ticker for important price movements on the international financial markets and their causes:

1:01 p.m. – The UK-EU free trade agreement relief gives the Irish stock market a boost. The leading index of the Dublin Stock Exchange rose by 1.4 percent on the first trading day after the Christmas break and at 1320.37 points was the highest it has been for more than 13 years. The EU member Ireland borders on the British province of Northern Ireland.

11:05 a.m. – In anticipation of the imminent approval of AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine, investors are getting into the pharmaceutical company. The company’s shares in London are up almost five percent. According to drug maker and AstraZeneca partner Serum Institute of India, India and Great Britain will release the drug in the coming days.

10.55 a.m. – General economic optimism spurs the London Stock Exchange. On the first trading day after the Christmas break, the FTSE selection index rose by 2.6 percent to a ten-month high of 6674.10 points. Stock marketers justify this primarily with the relief about the Brexit deal and the mass vaccinations against the corona virus that have started.

10:20 a.m. – After the soaring flight of the past few days, Bitcoin goes into reverse. The oldest and most important cyber currency is cheaper by almost three percent to $ 25,855. Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at brokerage house AvaTrade, describes this as healthy and overdue consolidation. (Compiled by the Reuters market team. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial management on 030 2201 33702)

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