European markets advance; AstraZeneca halts vaccine trials

London +0.95%. FTSE 100 edged higher as Brexit fears led the pound to a six-week low.

Germany +0.86%.

France +0.68%.

AstraZeneca has put its COVID-19 vaccine study on hold after adverse reaction in a U.K. participant.

In Brexit news, the government will set out new details of its divorce with the European Union.

Oil markets remain in focus too after crude prices plunged overnight, amid renewed demand concerns due to rising coronavirus infection rates across the U.S. and Europe.


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