The stock exchange in Amsterdam is expected to open slightly lower on Tuesday. The other European stock exchanges also seem to be starting with small losses. The focus remains on the negotiations on a trade agreement between Brussels and London, which have reached a crucial stage. Investors are also monitoring developments in the US economy’s extra stimulus package.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he was going to Brussels for further Brexit consultations with the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. There are still ‘significant’ differences between the European Union and the United Kingdom on fisheries, a level playing field for companies and the enforcement of regulations. If there is no Brexit Deal on Wednesday, then according to Bloomberg press office it is too late to get an agreement approved before the end of the year.
Great Britain will also start administering the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech on Tuesday. The vaccine was approved for use in the United Kingdom on 2 December. Residents of retirement homes and their carers will be the first to be vaccinated, followed by 80-year – olds and health and care workers.