World stocks ease further from highs, oil dips on Covid-19 restrictions

World stocks eased for the third day in a row and oil fell on Thursday tracking overnight weakness in Asia and Wall Street as widening COVID-19 restrictions weighed on market sentiment. Positive news about potential vaccines had helped push the MSCI World Index to a record high earlier in the week, only to see investors pull back as a host of countries announced record infection rates and tougher lockdowns. At 0844 GMT, the broad gauge of global equities was trading down 0.

3% while Europe's major indexes were down around 0.7%..

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