The FTSE 100 is up 16.2 points, or 0.25%, to 6,622.8 in early trading, as an increased demand for utilities is pushing the index higher.
However, Vodafone is posting the biggest gains with a rise of 3.46% to 149.60p, closely followed by utility stocks such as Drax which is up 3.02% to 819.5p, and Kelda Group which has added 2.52% to 997p....
Global markets have seen heightened volatility during the coronavirus crisis and, here, Brendan McCurdy assesses the performance of more traditional 'safe haven' asset classes...
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