LONDON — European stock markets were uneven in midmorning trading on Tuesday.
The FTSE 100 in London advanced 0.3 percent to 6729.72, while the DAX in Frankfurt was flat at 10,200.83. The FTSE MIB in Milan fell 1 percent to 16,519.35, while the CAC 40 in Paris was down 0.4 percent to 4,371.97.
The euro traded at $1.10, while the pound fetched $1.31 and the Swiss franc equaled $1.02 at 11:30 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were mostly down, with the morning’s biggest fallers including Tesco, 2.4 percent to 1.58 pounds; Italia Independent Group, 2.4 percent to 6.63 euros; Aeffe, 2.7 percent to 1.07 euros, and Luxottica Group, 4.1 percent to 43.29 euros, after the company delivered first-half results in line with market consensus and notched an increase in net income of 1.3 percent.
Among the few stocks to gain ground were Koovs.com, up 4.9 percent to 0.75 pounds; Safilo Group, 2.1 percent to 6.96 euros, and Bonmarche Holdings, 1.2 percent to 1.15 pounds.