LONDON — Europe’s stock markets got off to an uneven start in trading Wednesday morning.
The FTSE 100 in London dipped 0.2 percent to 6,047.97, while the CAC 40 in Paris was down 0.1 percent to 4,538.60. The DAX in Frankfurt and the FTSE MIB in Milan both edged up 0.1 percent, to 10,024.53 and to 21,462.71 respectively.
The varied performance came as Asia’s stocks saw another day of falls. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 0.2 percent to 3,160.17, while the Hang Seng Index lost 1.2 percent to 20,934.94 and the Nikkei 225 in Japan fell 0.4 percent to 18,095.40.
Fashion, luxury and retail stocks also posted a mix of gains and losses.
Those that lost ground included Asos, 1.9 percent to 29.23 pounds, on the news that ceo Nick Robertson has stepped down from his role, to be replaced by the online retailer’s chief operating officer, Nick Beighton.
Also down were Debenhams, 1.5 percent to 0.74 pounds; Italia Independent, 2.2 percent to 28.35 euros, and Burberry, 1 percent to 13.28 pounds.
At 11:14 a.m. CET, the pound traded for $1.54, while the euro went for $1.13 and the Swiss franc changed hands for $1.04.