LONDON — European stock markets were down in midmorning trading on Tuesday, with the exception of the FTSE 100 in London, which was up 0.4 percent to 6,382.44.
The CAC 40 declined 0.4 percent 4939.51 followed by the DAX in Frankfurt, 0.2 percent to 11,356.93, and the FTSE MIB in Milan, 0.1 percent to 22,693.20.
The euro traded at $1.06, while the pound fetched $1.50, and the Swiss franc equaled $0.97 at 11:25 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were uneven, with the morning’s biggest fallers including Metro AG, down 3.8 percent to 30.35 euros; Carrefour SA, 1.6 percent to 28.70 euros, and Boohoo.com, 2.1 percent to 0.35 pounds.
Among the stocks that gained the most ground were Zalando, up 4 percent to 33.29 euros; French Connection Group, 5.2 percent to 0.41 pounds; Adidas AG, 1.1 percent to 92.61 euros, and Swatch Group, 1.3 percent to 68.65 Swiss francs.