LONDON — Europe’s stock markets were uneven in trading Monday morning.
The FTSE 100 in London gained 0.8 percent to 7,071.05, while the FTSE MIB in Milan was up 0.5 percent to 23,997.36.
By contrast, the DAX in Frankfurt fell 0.2 percent to 12,347.53 and the CAC 40 in Paris edged down 0.1 percent to 5,237.55.
Reuters blamed downbeat data from China for dampening investors’ mood. The country said Monday that its export sales fell 14.6 percent in yuan terms in March, compared to the same period last year, the BBC reported, while imports fell 12.3 percent in yuan terms.
Fashion, luxury and retail stocks also had a varied start.
Risers numbered Mulberry, 2.2 percent to 8.79 pounds; Yoox Group, 2.4 percent to 28.01 euros; and Koovs, 3.3 percent to 0.75 pounds.
Among fallers were French Connection, 3.2 percent to 0.52 pounds; Asos, 1.9 percent to 40.59 pounds; and Hermès, 1.4 percent to 340.50 euros.
At 11:05 a.m. CET, the pound traded for $1.46, while the euro changed hands for $1.06.