Stocks subdued after vaccine rally, eyes on US stimulus talks


Equities struggled Wednesday after the previous day?s strong rally, with optimism over a possible coronavirus vaccine tempered by profit-taking and concerns about the slow progress being made by US lawmakers in drafting a new stimulus package. News that trials on a vaccine had shown early promise provided a much-needed boost to equities, particularly as a spike in new infections around the world has caused governments to reimpose business-strangling containment measurements.