Markets boosted as Oxford vaccine rollout begins – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news as investors bet on the success of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

8.03am GMT

Major indexes have had a strong start, all up around 1% at the start of trading:

7.56am GMT

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.

A recent rise in Covid cases in countries like the UK, US and Japan, has failed to dampen market enthusiasm on the first full trading day of 2021.

European Opening Calls:#FTSE 6527 +1.03%#DAX 13826 +0.78%#CAC 5600 +0.88%#AEX 630 +0.80%#MIB 22342 +0.49%#IBEX 8156 +1.02%#OMX 1888 +0.68%#STOXX 3581 +0.81%#IGOpeningCall

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