LONDON — European stock markets were uneven in mid-morning trading on Thursday, with the Italian and British markets the only indices to make modest gains.
Milan’s FTSE MIB was up 0.3 percent to 23,741.37, followed by the FTSE 100 in London, 0.1 percent to 6,672.56. The CAC 40 in Paris and the DAX in Frankfurt were both down 0.1 percent, to 5079.77 and to 11,511.78 respectively.
The euro traded at $1.09, while the pound fetched $1.56, and the Swiss franc equaled $1.04 at 11:00 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were also uneven, with the morning’s biggest gainers including Jimmy Choo, 1.2 percent to 1.70 pounds; Britain’s Bonmarche Holdings, 2.6 percent to 2.95 pounds; and Unilever, 2.2 percent to 41.60 euros after reporting an 11 percent decline in first-half profits and citing a “challenging” macro environment.
Among the stocks that lost the most ground were Tod’s, which was down 1.3 percent to 88.45 euros; Boohoo.com, 1.2 percent to 0.28 pounds; and Safilo Group, 0.7 percent to 12.03 euros.