European Stock Futures Lower; Lockdowns and Vaccinations in Focus

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    By Peter Nurse - European stock markets are seen edging lower at the open Monday, starting the week on a cautious note with investors focusing on developments surrounding the pandemic and vaccine rollouts.

    At 2:05 AM ET (0705 GMT), the DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.2% lower, CAC 40 futures in France dropped 0.3% and the FTSE 100 futures contract in the U.K. fell 0.1%.

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out a roadmap to ease England's third national lockdown on Monday, having met a target to vaccinate 15 million Britons from higher-risk categories by mid-February.

    That said, Johnson has cautioned that there was a need to avoid complacency, and the lockdown would only be lifted slowly. Newspaper reports suggest that the travel and hospitality industry is un ...



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