LONDON — Europe’s markets put on a muted performance in trading Friday morning.
The FTSE MIB in Milan and the FTSE 100 in London each edged down 0.1 percent to 23,379.78 and 6,665.56, respectively. The DAX in Frankfurt was flat at 11,257.00 and the CAC 40 in Paris rose 0.3 percent to 5,062.80.
The markets held steady as European statistics agency Eurostat reported Friday that the euro area’s unemployment rate stood at 11.1 percent in June. That figure was stable compared with May and down from an unemployment rate of 11.6 percent in June 2014.
Fashion, luxury and retail stocks got off to an uneven start.
Risers included Yoox Group, which climbed 2.8 percent to 30.99 euros, as the e-commerce group reported Thursday that its net profits spiked 38.3 percent to 4.4 million euros, or $4.8 million, in the first six months of 2015.
Those that lost ground numbered Boohoo.com, 1.8 percent to 0.28 pounds; MySale Group, 1.1 percent to 0.45 pounds, and Tesco, 0.8 percent to 2.13 pounds.
At 11:30 a.m. CET, the pound went for $1.56 while the euro changed hands for $1.10.