LONDON — Most of Europe’s indices were down slightly in mid-morning trading Monday.
The DAX dipped 0.2 percent to 9,569.71, while the FTSE 100 in London and the CAC 40 in Paris both eased 0.1 percent to 6,743.05 and 4,274.48, respectively. The FTSE MIB in Milan was flat at 18,953.52.
It was a mixed morning for fashion, luxury and retail stocks. Those on the rise included Moncler, up 3.7 percent to 15.29 euros; Kering, which gained 0.8 percent to 154.10 euros and Yoox, which rose 1.1 percent to 32.28 euros.
Among those that lost ground in the morning’s trading were Mulberry Group, down 2.6 percent to 9.35 pounds; Asos.com, which lost 1.1 percent to 61.18 pounds and Hennes & Mauritz, which fell 0.5 percent to 297.00 Swedish krona.
Shares in Swatch Group were down 1.2 percent to 99.50 Swiss francs, after a fire broke out early Sunday at the main building of ETA Manufacture Horlogère in Grenchen, Switzerland, a Swatch company that manufactures watch movements, destroying a workshop.
At 11 am CET Monday, the euro traded for $1.38, while the pound went for $1.65, the Swiss franc for $1.12 and the Swedish krona for $0.15.