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Europe starts slightly higher as lockdown fears continue

Major stock market indexes in Europe opened with small gains on Tuesday as talks of additional lockdowns and even a possible travel ban emerged in media reports in Germany. Meanwhile, data from the United Kingdom showed the country's unemployment rate was at 5% in November and Novartis and UBS posted their quarterly earnings results.

The DAX started 0.27%% in the green at 9:03 am CET, with Linde increasing 2.41% at 9:05 am CET. The FTSE 100 was up 0.04% in the first minute of the trading day, with BT Group leading the index higher as it rose 1.52% at 9:04 am CET. The CAC 40 gained 0.03% at 9:03 am CET as Societe General was up by 0.58% at the same time.

The euro lost 0.20% compared to the dollar to trade for 1.21182 at 9:06 am CET and the pound fell 0.37% against the greenback to change hands for 1.36170 at 9:07 am CET.

Breaking the News / VP