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Rapid adoption of electric vehicles will see global demand for oil peak by 2030, analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch forecast.
Stocks are little changed at the start of trading as traders digest news of the US federal government shutdown over the weekend, as well as the decision taken by delegates from Germany's SPD party to start formal talks with the CDU/CSU on creating a grand coalition.
Delegates from Germany's Socialist SPD party voted on Sunday to pursue formal coalition talks with the centre-right CDU/CSU parties led by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
These were the biggest movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 66% (+3bp)UK: 1. 34% (+1bp)Germany: 0. 57% (-1bp)France: 0. 84% (-1bp)Spain: 1. 44% (-5bp) Italy: 1. 96% (-3bp)Portugal: 1. 98% (-4bp)Greece: 3. 75% (+5bp)Japan: 0. 09% (+0bp) .
Wall Street's main market gauges finished higher, with investors apparently brushing off concerns about a possible government shutdown ahead of a key Senate vote.
Energy futures came under pressure from slight profit-taking on Friday after the International Energy Agency forecast a big supply-side response to crude oil futures hovering near $70 a barrel.
European stocks found a bid heading into the weekend, amid data revealing strong inflows into the bloc's equity markets.
London stocks were boosted on Friday by weakness in the pound, which slipped following the release of disappointing retail data that added to the sector's woes alongside a profit warning from Carpetright.
Wall Street's main market gauges are trading mostly higher despite a downbeat close the day before, as investors put aside their concerns about a possible government shutdown ahead of a key Senate vote.
Canaccord Genuity upped its stance on Halfords to 'buy' from 'hold' on Friday, lifting the price target to 436p from 370p following the company's third-quarter update a day earlier.
Consumer confidence in the US dipped at the start of January amid a small increase in expectations for gas prices and uncertainty around the lagged impact of tax cuts, according to the results of one of the most closely-followed sentiment surveys.
European stocks have found a bid heading into the weekend, amid data revealing strong inflows into the bloc's equity markets.
Commodities were trading on a mixed note come Thursday, despite data showing a much-larger-than-forecast decline in US crude oil stockpiles and a slightly stronger than expected reading on Chinese gross domestic product in the fourth quarter.
Some of the most defensive areas of the market came under pressure on Thursday, weighed down by a mix of negative company-specific news-flow and broker commentary, against a backdrop of rising Gilt yields.
Shares in Evraz jumped after the steelmaker reported that consolidated crude steel output was at 3. 5m tonnes during the final three months of 2017, unchanged from the prior quarter.
Property services group Countrywide warned on Thursday that 2017 income will be down on the previous year following a disappointing performance from its sales and lettings business.
Barclays reiterated its fondness for Hargreaves Lansdown shares on Thursday, saying drivers for the business remain in place in 2018.
Stocks on the Continent ended the session higher as Wall Street steadied, albeit with traders keeping a close eye on government bond yields on both sides of the Atlantic as some of the world's top policymakers met in Frankfurt to discuss the challenges facing Germany.
Wall Street is trading on the back foot ahead of a House vote on the legislation needed to avert a government shutdown and amid another leg lower in the Treasury market, amid reports that Apple might unload some of its holdings of US government debt to pay its tax bills.
Homebuilding activity in the US hit the skids at the end of the year in part due to poor weather.