Stocks open higher with focus still on Brexit

Stocks open higher with focus still on Brexit 150 150 Realm

UK and European stocks are up this morning with US SP500 index futures reaching a new high.

Boris Johnson will meet head of EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels later today to try and break the deadlock in the post-Brexit talks.

On Tuesday the UK became the first western nation to begin rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine.

Wall Street was lifted by reports that the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine had received positive feedback from the US Food & Drug Administration and news that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had presented a new stimulus proposal to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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