As investors digest European and American news, the European market opened tepidly

LONDON-European stock markets are expected to rise slightly on Wednesday, and investors will continue to digest the latest news about the new omicron Covid variant.

British FTSE The index opened up 3 points to 7,344, Germany Dax France’s 15,827 points are 8 points higher CAC 40 Rise 16 points to 7,076 and Italy FTSE Index According to IG data, it rose 23 points to 27,139.

European stock markets opened tepidly on Wednesday. The European stock markets performed strongly on Tuesday. As concerns about the potential severity of omicron variants eased, global markets rose.

Since then, news about omicron variants has been mixed. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Tuesday that the omicron variant appears to be milder than the previous strain. But it seems to spread faster And it may cause more mutations in the future.

However, South African scientists said on Tuesday that omicron significantly reduced the protective effects of antibodies produced by Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccines. According to a small preliminary studyNonetheless, studies have shown that those who have recovered from the virus and received booster injections may receive more protection from serious diseases.

Earlier, White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the preliminary data from South Africa last week was “encouraging” because it showed that omicron was not as serious as initially worried, and pointed out that more data is needed to fully assess the change. body.

at the same time, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said on Tuesday This new variant has now been discovered in 50 countries and 19 US states.

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US stock index futures also rose in overnight trading on Tuesday, after the stock market continued to rise from the omicron sell-off seen last week.

The income comes from TUI, and the data release includes Russia’s November inflation data.

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