FTSE set to rise despite threat of new national lockdown – live updates – Telegraph.co.uk

4) Amazon promotes listings for ‘anti-radiation’ stickers: Amazon has been promoting “anti-radiation” stickers, which claim to reduce the “harmful effects” of mobile phones, through sponsored shopping listings on its website and even named one as “Amazon’s Choice”, The Telegraph has found.

5) Working at home brings happiness: Britain’s workers are generally happier since the pandemic because the disruption to their working lives has given them more flexibility and better relationships with their managers, new data suggests.

What happened overnight 

Shares jumped in South Korea and Australia, but underperformed in Japan after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he’s considering declaring a state of emergency for the Tokyo area to stem a surge in virus infections. 

The dollar fell against all its Group-of-10 peers amid optimism about a global growth recovery. The offshore yuan strengthened to the highest since mid-2018.

Equity indexes in China and Hong Kong advanced, shrugging off the New York Stock Exchange’s move to delist China’s three biggest telecommunication companies. The firms themselves, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong, all declined.

Coming up today

Economics: UK manufacturing PMI; M4 money supply; money and credit; global manufacturing PMI (Dec).