4/1/2021, 9:03 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe kicks off in green with all eyes on data

Equities on major European stock markets started trading on Thursday in the positive territory as traders await economic data that is set to be released during the session, mainly focusing on manufacturing data for the Eurozone, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Meanwhile, Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency Emer Cooke stressed that the benefits of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine outweigh risks, boosting hopes among investors over containing the pandemic.

The DAX increased by 0.30% as Delivery Hero SE jumped 3.39% at 9:04 am CET. The FTSE 100 went up by 0.32% at the opening bell with Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust adding 0.97% concurrently, while the CAC 40 gained 0.15% at the same time as STMicroelectronics advanced 1.74% at 9:01 am CET. The euro slid 0.05% to trade for $1.17251 at 8:57 am CET, and the pound declined by 0.12%, changing hands at $1.37668 a minute later.

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