LONDON – Europe’s major markets were uneven in mid-morning trading on Friday ahead of the long May Day holiday weekend across Europe.

The FTSE MIB in Milan was up 0.2 percent to 20,644.13, followed by the CAC 40 in Paris, 0.1 percent to 5,277.29. The FTSE 100 in London was down 0.3 percent to 7,216.31, while the DAX in Frankfurt slipped 0.1 percent to 12,435.88.

The euro traded at $1.09 and the pound fetched $1.29 $1.01 at 10:15 a.m. CET.

Retail and luxury stocks also see-sawed, with the morning’s biggest risers including Zalando, 1 percent to 40.88 euros, and Salvatore Ferragamo, 1.6 percent to 29.38 euros.

Among the stocks that lost the most ground were Aeffe, 1 percent to 1.38 euros; Britain’s Bonmarché Holdings, 1.5 percent to 0.98 pounds, and Joules Group, 0.7 percent to 2.73 pounds.

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