LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus crisis had been a disaster for the United Kingdom but that it was not the right time for an inquiry into missteps.
European stock markets weakened Wednesday, with investors fretting about the increasing number of coronavirus cases worldwide amid fears this will lead to the reintroduction of generalized lockdown measures.
The dollar weakened in early European trade Wednesday, with traders seeking riskier currencies, latching more on to the signs of economic growth rather than the increasing number of coronavirus cases.
European stock markets are set to open mixed Wednesday, with investors generally upbeat about the economic recovery but wary as cases of the coronavirus continue to mount.
Gold was up on Wednesday morning in Asia, with investor worries about rising numbers of COVID-19 cases globally and expectations of further stimulus measures giving the yellow metal a boost.