Europe closes mixed amid Brexit escalation

Tuesday, 22. September 2020 17:30

Major stock markets in Europe finished trading mixed on Tuesday as investors closely followed the buildup to the latest round of trade talks between Brussels and London. Ever since the introduction of the United Kingdom's Internal Market Bill, concerns arose that the legislation will lead to a no-deal Brexit. Meanwhile, Downing Street implemented a slew of new restrictions aimed a reducing the growth in coronavirus infections. On data, Eurozone consumer confidence improved in September.

The FTSE 100 grew 0.43% at the close. Kingfisher plc was the best performer on the index, jumping 10.31%. The DAX was up 0.41%, with Delivery Hero SE gaining 4.51%. The CAC 40 ended 0.40% lower as Atos SE lost 1.87%.

The euro fell 0.51% against the dollar to sell for $1.17108 at 5:29 pm CET. The pound decreased 0.59% to $1.27406 concurrently.

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