LONDON — European stock markets were uneven in midmorning trading on Thursday.
The FTSE MIB in Milan and the DAX in Frankfurt each rose 0.2 percent to 22,225.30 and 10,253.16, respectively. The FTSE 100 in London fell 0.1 percent to 6,342.89, while the CAC 40 in Paris was flat at 4,694.05.
The euro traded at $1.14, while the pound fetched $1.54, and the Swiss franc equaled $1.05 at 10:10 am CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were mixed, with the morning’s biggest risers including Zalando, 2.4 percent to 30.84 euros; and Boohoo.com, 3.9 percent to 0.36 pounds. Debenhams rose 4 percent to 0.84 pounds following upbeat results for the 2014-15 financial year, and news that its chief executive officer Michael Sharp will step down next year.
Among the stocks that lost the most ground were MySale Group, 2.4 percent to 0.51 pounds; and Aeffe, 1.2 percent to 1.41 euros.
Later in the day, the European Central Bank is due to announce an update on interest rates, although it is likely they will be kept on hold.