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LIVE MARKETS-Morning call: worries on the pandemic continue to weigh

* European futures down 2%

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MORNING CALL: WORRIES ON THE PANDEMIC CONTINUE TO WEIGH (0535)

Futures on European bourses are well in the red this morning with investors still concerned about the economic impact of the pandemic as a final deal on an EU stimulus package will have to wait until summer.

After having already priced in a tumble in business activity across the world, investors hope for a medical treatment of Covid-19 and worry about lack of solutions at hand.

The European Union agreed on a joint financial fund of up to 2 trillion euros to help recover from the pandemic but delayed a decision on the details of the program.

(Stefano Rebaudo)


(Reporting by Thyagaraju Adinarayan, Joice Alves, Stefano Rebaudo and Julien Ponthus)