LONDON – European stock markets were uneven in midmorning trading on Friday.
The FTSE MIB in Milan and the FTSE 100 in London were both up 0.2 percent, to 16,997.33 and 6,923.93, respectively. The DAX in Frankfurt fell 0.3 percent to 10,707.20, while the CAC 40 in Paris was down 0.2 percent to 4,496.88.
The euro traded at $1.12, while the pound fetched $1.30 and the Swiss franc equaled $1.03 at 11:20 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were mostly higher, with the morning’s biggest gainers including Britain’s Bonmarche Holdings, up 6.4 percent to 1.13 pounds; The Swatch Group, 3.1 percent to 54.05 Swiss francs; Koovs.com, 3.7 percent to 0.71 pounds; Marks & Spencer Group, 2.3 percent to 3.49 pounds, and Yoox Net-a-porter Group, 1.9 percent to 28.62 euros.
Among the few stocks that fell were Mulberry Group, down 2.1 percent to 10.81 pounds; and Unilever, 0.1 percent to 41.81 euros.