LONDON — European stock market markets made small gains in mid-morning trading on Thursday, with the exception of the FTSE 100 in London, which was down 0.1 percent to 7,105.91.
The CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.9 percent to 5047.78, followed by the FTSE MIB in Milan and the DAX in Frankfurt, which were both up 0.2 percent to 19,867.83 and to 12,034.18, respectively.
The euro traded at $1.07, while the pound fetched $1.28 and the Swiss franc equaled $1.00 at 11:10 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were mostly up, with the morning’s biggest risers including Yoox Net-a-porter Group, 2.3 percent to 23 euros; Aeffe, 1.4 percent to 1.34 euros, and Unilever, 0.6 percent to 50.44 pounds after the company posted single-digit sales gains in the first quarter, for the group and in the personal-care division.
Joules Group climbed 1.9 percent to 2.75 pounds, while Geox was up 1.3 percent to 2.41 euros and Salvatore Ferragamo, 1.4 percent to 27.34 euros.
Among the few stocks that lost ground were Koovs.com, 1.6 percent to 0.46 pounds; Mulberry Group, 1.7 percent to 10.90 pounds; French Connection, 2 percent to 0.36 pounds; Zalando, 2.4 percent to 37.70 euros, and Debenhams, 3.4 percent to 0.53 pounds, after the company announced planned warehouse closures as part of a major turnaround strategy.