LONDON – European stock markets were uneven in mid-morning trading on Monday, while retail and luxury shares were mostly up.
The FTSE MIB in Milan was on the rise, climbing 1 percent to 16,467.95, followed by the DAX in Frankfurt, 0.9 percent to 10,638,12, and the CAC 40 in Paris, 0.8 percent to 4,434.62.
The FTSE 100 in London was down 0.2 percent to 6,844.59.
The euro traded at $1.13, while the pound fetched $1.31, and the Swiss franc equaled $1.04 at 11:30 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury shares were mostly up, with the morning’s biggest gainers including Jimmy Choo, 2.3 percent to 1.12 pounds; Debenhams, 3.1 percent to 0.62 pounds; Carrefour, 2.5 percent to 22.48 euros; Metro AG, 2.3 percent to 26.83 euros; and Safilo Group, 3.6 percent to 8.36 euros.
Among the few shares that lost ground were Italia Independent Group, 2.8 percent to 5.60 euros; MySale Group 1.3 percent to 0.92 pounds; and Zalando.com, 1 percent to 35.48 euros.