12/14/2020, 5:38 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe closes mostly up amid Brexit negotiations

Major European markets closed in the green on Monday, as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reiterated the European Union's dedication to reaching a Brexit deal. On the COVID-19 front, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff Helge Braun stated that Germany would probably remain under a strict coronavirus lockdown in the first couple of months of 2021, while Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illya claimed that the European Union's European Medicines Agency (EMA) would most likely approve Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on December 29.

The DAX gained 0.83%, as Delivery Hero SE grew 4.70% at the closing bell. The FTSE 100 lost 0.23% with AstraZeneca PLC recording losses of 5.72% at the end of the session. Concurrently, the CAC 40 climbed 0.37%, as BNP Paribas soared 2.95%.

The euro gained 0.15% at 5:30 pm CET, selling for $1.21361. The pound went up by 0.72% to change hands for $1.33214 at the same time.

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