The ASX200 is eyeing a lift of 0.7% at the open, with the market closing early today, closed for Christmas tomorrow and Monday.
European markets made gains overnight on hopes that a Brexit trade deal would be done and on the back of France opening its border to England on Wednesday.
In the US, Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell from a 3-week high. Pfizer and BioNTech inked a deal with the US Government to rollout an extra 100 million vaccines.
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