UK and European shares slip lower on Wednesday after mixed corporate earnings results and amid growing concerns over rising bond yields in the US.
The UK has given the first dose of coronavirus vaccine to almost a quarter of the population, the Britain Government data showed the total receiving first vaccines doses was 15 million.
The markets in the U.S. will be closed on Monday in observance of the President's Day holiday. Foreign financial markets are open Monday and currency markets are expected to remain open for trading.
Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) shares rose about 3% in after-market trading and reached a new all-time high of $193.89 after the company surprised Wall Street with the last quarter financial results. Disney+ subscribers totalled 94.9 million at the end of the quarter, more than double the subscriber base a year ago.
Asian markets trading unchanged due to the China New Year holidays. Chinese shares closed for a week-long holiday from Thursday with trade resuming on Feb. 18. While Hong Kong markets are set to reopen on Tuesday next week.