By  on July 17, 2014

LONDON — European stock markets put on an uneven performance in morning trading on Thursday, with the FTSE 100 in London and the DAX in Frankfurt the only two markets that gained ground.

The British market was up 1.1 percent to 6,784.67, while the German one advanced 1.4 percent to 9,859.27

The FTSE MIB in Milan fell 0.8 percent to 20,894.02, while the CAC 40 in Paris was down 0.7 percent to 4,335.70.

The euro traded at $1.35 against the dollar, while the pound fetched $1.71, and the Swiss franc, $1.11 at 9:15 a.m. CET.

Retail and luxury stocks were also uneven, with the morning's biggest gainers including Yoox Group, 1.2 percent to 20.26 euros; Tod's SpA, 2.4 percent to 89.20 euros; French Connection, 4 percent to 0.66 pounds; and Italia Independent Group, 7.8 percent to 33.97 euros.

Among the stocks that lost the most ground were, 1.9 percent to 0.39 pounds; Mulberry Group, 1.6 percent to 7.62 pounds; and, 6.3 percent to 1.26 pounds.


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