LONDON — European stocks are expected to open higher Thursday despite ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and political turbulence in the U.S.London's FTSE is seen opening 15 points higher at 6,762, Germany's DAX 59 points higher at 14,009, France's CAC 40 up 19 points at 5,684 and Italy's FTSE MIB 45 points higher at 22,686, according to IG.
European markets look poised to start the trading day on a positive note, despite the ongoing battle with a rise in coronavirus cases.
Vaccination rollouts across the Continent have raised hopes that an end to the pandemic is on its way, however.
U.S. stock futures rose on Wednesday night as traders kept an eye on interest rates and lingering turmoil in Washington.
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