Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, on the final trading day before Christmas
- Introduction: Gold rallies in pre-Christmas trading
- Analyst: Gold could keep rallying in 2020
- Trade war jitters haven’t gone away
- Quiet start to trading in London
Russia’s stock market is one of the better performers today.
Santa is also giving the Madrid stock market the cold shoulder today.
Spain’s IBEX 35 index has dipped by 22 points, or 0.2%, to 9,637 — one of the few European markets actually open today. France’s CAC is very slightly higher.