Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news as investors bet on the success of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

8.14am GMT

AstraZeneca shares are not among the top risers on the FTSE 100, but the stock is still up 1.7% this morning.

It comes as the first dose of the vaccine it created with Oxford university was given to a patient this morning. It is part of the UK’s larger inoculation efforts:

Brian Pinker aged 82 who is on dialysis for kidney disease is the first person to receive the Oxford University-Astrazeneca vaccine at Oxford University Hospital as the NHS becomes the first health service in the world to deliver this vaccine

8.03am GMT

Major indexes have had a strong start, all up around 1% at the start of trading:

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