LONDON — European stock markets seesawed in mid-morning trading on Friday, in what has been a volatile week for markets following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
The FTSE 100 in London was down 1.2 percent to 6,746.96, while the CAC 40 in Paris slipped 0.5 percent to 4,510.10.
The FTSE MIB in Milan was on the rise, climbing 0.3 percent to 16,846.98. The DAX in Frankfurt climbed 0.2 percent to 10,650.36.
The euro traded at $1.09 while the pound fetched $1.24 and the Swiss franc equaled $1.01 at 11:25 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were uneven, with the morning’s biggest gainers including U.K. stores J Sainsbury, 2.7 percent to 2.37 pounds; Next, 2.1 percent to 49.95 pounds, and Marks and Spencer, 1 percent to 3.20 pounds. Adidas was up 1.4 percent to 133.50 euros.
Among the stocks that lost the most ground were Jimmy Choo, 2.1 percent to 1.29 pounds; Yoox Net-a-porter Group, 1.6 percent to 24.89 euros; Britain’s Bonmarché Holdings, 5.4 percent to 0.85 pounds; Burberry, 2.2 percent to 14.10 pounds, and Geox, 2 percent to 2.01 euros.