The majority of stocks closed higher as they focused on the COVID-19 vaccine positive data
Crude oil traded 1% higher at $46.04 per barrel.
Gold lost 0.4% to $1,866.90 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Despite the latest restrictions imposed to curb the COVID-19 infections, the Asian markets closed higher. HongKong45 rose 1.21%.
Japan225 gained 1.09%.
Down under, Australia200 inched higher 0.66%, after the economic reading showed the most significant increase in a decade in consumer sentiment – 4.1%.
The benchmarks closed the session at February highs, the rally being driven by an optimistic outlook on the progress in finding a viable COVID-19 vaccine.
Brent oil went up 1% to $49.34 a barrel.
EUR/USD gained 0.2% to trade at 1.2129.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com
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