Stocks bounce as UK awaits signs of border reopening with France – business live

After yesterday’s carnage on the markets with approximately 2% declines seen across Europe, investors are in a better mood as we draw closer to Christmas,” says

Yesterday’s declines were driven by investors getting a cold shower from Covid-related setbacks. Optimism had been running high and so the sudden escalation of the new virus variant and subsequent movement and business trading restrictions caught investors off guard.

The prospect of another nationwide lockdown seems inevitable going into 2021 and so earnings expectations for many industry sectors may have to be downgraded.

However, it’s comforting to see that the markets haven’t crashed for a second day in a row. That would suggest investors aren’t panicking.