Shares pressured by Brexit, U.S. Suspicion of arousal

London / Tokyo (Reuters) – U.S. Shares of the world slipped on Friday in the wake of difficult Brexit talks and uncertainty over stimulus talks, with the Covid-19 vaccine progressing, pushing sterling to weaken the dollar.

File photo: A trader looks at financial information on computer screens on the trading floor on the IG Index on February 6, 2018 in London, UK. Reuters / Simon Dawson

European equities declined, with the broader Euro STOXX 600 down 1.1% and Paris and London down 1.2% and 1%, respectively.

The MSCI World Equity Index, which tracks stocks from 50 countries, turned red.

U.S. stocks were mixed on Thursday as near-term U.S. monetary stimulus appeared unlikely. Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that squabbles over the spending package and coronavirus aid could be dragged down by Christmas.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Brexit had also troubled investors after Britain and the European Union failed to reach a trade deal.

Britain and the European Union have set a deadline for finding an agreement on Sunday, before Britain withdraws from the group in January. 1. On Friday, the problems of disorder Brexit rose from 53% the day before to 1%, according to the Smart Exchange.

Sterling lost 0.5%, and currency traders were preparing to complete five weeks of gains as the British economy was expected to be hit, if the sides did not agree to a deal.

“Investors are worth worrying about,” said Livier Merciot, Univision’s portfolio manager. “If there is no deal, there will be effects. There may be some kind of improvement. “

US futures gauges fell 0.2%.

Still, investors relied on strong economic growth next year as more countries prepare for vaccinations, the former Japan Asia-Pacific index of MSCI will grow 0.2% and gain in its sixth week.

U.S. authorities voted overwhelmingly to support the emergency use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine while doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by China’s Synovac Biotech SVAO, are rolling out a Brazilian production line.

UPBAT IPO, Downbeat Jobs

Demand in recent U.S. initial public offerings also indicates that investors are generally bullish on equities, as well as job data showing weakness in the world’s largest economy.

Shares of RBNB Inc., which entered the stock market on Thursday, more than doubled the value of home rent payments in the largest U.S. initial public offering of 2020 to just 100 100 billion. Shares of Dordesh Inc. doubled in their first day of trading.

At the same time, the number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits exceeded expectations last week as the Mount COVID-19 infection led to more business sanctions.

Analysts at Deutsche Bank wrote that the data suggests that labor market growth is likely to slow significantly in recent months.

In the currency markets, the British pound traded at 1.3228 dollars, setting a dollar loss for the first weekly loss since the end of October, with a loss of 1.5% so far this week.

Emerging-market currencies gained in the sixth week, thanks to the recent weakness of the dollar. The dollar rose 0.2% against a basket of six major currencies, not seen since near spring 2018.

The euro held its year-on-year high above expectations at અ 1.2140 after the European Central Bank released a new stimulus package on Thursday.

Oil prices rose further, with Brent hitting levels not seen since early March, as the coronavirus vaccination rollout is expected to boost crude demand in 2021.

Brent crude rose 0.1% to .3 50.36 per barrel.

Reported by Tom Wilson in London and Hideyuki Sano in Tokyo; Edited by Larry King, by Ana Nicolasi da Costa