LONDON — Europe’s stock markets put on a mixed show in trading Friday morning.
The FTSE 100 in London climbed 0.3 percent to 7,077.92, while the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.2 percent to 5,233.24.
By contrast, the DAX in Frankfurt edged down 0.1 percent to 11,987.92 and the FTSE MIB in Milan dipped 0.6 percent to 23,481.52.
Some investors are concerned over Greece’s ongoing debt situation, with fears that the country could end up exiting the euro if it defaults on its loans, Reuters reported.
Fashion, luxury and retail stocks were also up and down in the morning’s trading.
Risers included MySale Group, 2.7 percent to 0.56 pounds; Boohoo.com, 1.8 percent to 0.29 pounds; and Debenhams, which rose 3.4 percent to 0.88 pounds. The British department store group had also seen strong gains Thursday, following a positive set of interim results, with pre-tax profits rising 4.3 percent to 88.9 million pounds, or $139.6 million.
Stocks that fell in the morning’s trading included Moncler, 1.7 percent to 15.94 euros; Mulberry, 1.1 percent to 9.00 pounds; and Aeffe, 3.4 percent to 2.62 euros.
At 11:25 a.m. CET, the pound traded for $1.49, while the euro traded for $1.07.