4/9, 5:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe closes mixed with vaccines, economy in focus

Shares on the major European stock market indexes ended the session mixed on Friday, as the investors focused on the news regarding the coronavirus vaccine safety and the economic recovery across the continent.

The European Medicines Agency unveiled that it will look into possible links between Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots, after having started the same process for the jab developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. While German ministers requested both stricter virus containment measures and prolonged aid for businesses, the Spanish Prime Minister revised down the growth of the country's gross domestic product in 2021 from 7.2% to 6.5%.

The DAX rose by 0.21% as the session ended with Delivery Hero up by 2.61%, while the CAC 40 stood flat at the same time. The FTSE 100 lost 0.38% at the closing bell with British American Tobacco dropping 2.24%. The euro decreased by 0.24% compared to the dollar at 5:32 pm CET, selling for 1.18853, while the pound lost 0.07% against the greenback, going for 1.37247 a minute later.

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