Europe closes mixed after earnings, data

Wednesday, 31. July 2019 17:37

Major European stock markets ended finished the last trading session in July mixed ahead of the interest rate decision to be announced by the United States Federal Reserves and amid economic data released during the day. Seasonally adjusted GDP in the eurozone in the second quarter of 2019 rose 0.2% compared to the previous three months, while the unemployment rate for the euro area in July fell to an 11-year low.

The FTSE 100 was down 0.66% at the closing bell as the mining company Fresnillo PLC​ more than 8%%. In Germany, the DAX jumped 0.35%, with Adidas AG and Wirecard AG leading the gains. At the same time, the CAC 40 increased by 0.31%, as EssilorLuxottica rose 3.88% following reports of its latest acquisition.

The euro was down 0.23% against the dollar to change hands for 1.1130 at 5:25 pm CET. The pound gained 0.58% compared to the greenback, to go for 1.2221 a minute later.

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