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Travel-related stocks gained 1.1%, while tech companies which, along with US counterparts, have surged since the coronavirus-driven crash in March fell 0.5%.

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Investors have pivoted to riskier plays in equities, foreign exchange and bonds after Pfizer said on Monday its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, developed with BioNTech, showed a 90% success rate in preventing infection during trials.

London/Sydney Stocks gained and bonds dropped on Wednesday as news of a working Covid-19 vaccine outweighed worries over surging infections, fueling rotation towards cut-price losers from the coronavirus pandemic such as travel stocks.

Oil futures crept to new two-month highs on a sharp drawdown in supplies and anticipation of better demand in a post-pandemic world.Brent crude futures climbed more than $1 a barrel to $44.71 a barrel, just below a two-month high touched earlier in the session.

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Much of the action was switching between stocks as investors sold coronavirus winners to buy beaten-down equities.

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Bigger-than-expected draw in US stocks supports oilNearly $2-trillion changed hands on Monday alone,said Luca Paolini,and it was almost inevitable that if Covid-19 comes to an end,South Korea,with the yield on German bunds,one of the heaviest trading days since the height of the pandemic crisis. Tech stocks!

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The Euro Stoxx 600 was up 0.4% with Wall Street futures up 0.2% and tech stocks, that have done so well during the pandemic, fell 0.5%

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The split in behaviours, however, is not so clear cut, and a vaccine may elicit some counter-intuitive effects

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In currency markets, the kiwi dollar leapt nearly 1% to a 19-month high of $0.6903 after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept rates on hold, as expected.

The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in almost 50 countries, gained 0.1%, putting it not far from its record high touched on Monday.

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The yield on benchmark 10-year US treasuries posted on Tuesday its highest close since March, though US bond markets are shut on Wednesday. Bond yields rise when prices fall.

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The broad Euro Stoxx 600 climbed 0.4%, adding to a 5% rally this week and adding to 0.1% gains for Asia-Pacific shares excluding Japan. Wall Street futures gauges also climbed, with S&P 500 futures up 0.3%.

New Zealand bonds crumbled as traders swiftly repriced a much lower likelihood of negative rates, lifting the 10-year yield by 14.5 basis points to 0.898%, the steepest one-day rise since panic selling in March.