PARIS — European markets put on a uneven show on Tuesday morning.
The FTSE MIB in Milan rose 0.5 percent to 19,067.07, while the DAX in Frankfurt climbed 0.2 percent to 11,426.70 points.
The FTSE 100 in London and the CAC 40 in Paris were broadly flat at 7,014.84 and 4,817.67, respectively.
The euro traded at $1.04, while the pound fetched $1.24, and the Swiss franc equaled $0.97 at 9:51 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were mostly up, with the morning’s biggest climbers including Italia Independent Group, which spiked 17.2 percent to 6.21 euros following a recent a capital increase. The Swatch Group was up 1.1 percent to 61.35 Swiss francs after Swiss watch exports fell 6 percent in the month of November. In the months of October they were down 16 percent.
Beiersdorf was up 1.7 percent to 80.62 euros.
Among the morning’s biggest fallers were Tod’s, 1 percent to 60.10 euros; Hennes & Mauritz, 1 percent to 25.65 Swedish kronor and Britain’s Bonmarché Holdings, which fell 4 percent to 0.83 pounds.