The Chinese competition authority has not yet approved the agreement.
The procedure postpones its decision on the 46 billion euro merger plans.
Retail, luxury stocks were mostly down.
The U.S. and Europe are the main markets for Italy’s eyewear sector.
The European Commission said there are “several issues” with the proposed deal.
After a busy first half, Italian investors are busy finalizing deals in the designer apparel and eyewear sectors.
Retail and luxury stocks were uneven during early trading on Thursday.
Retail, luxury stocks were uneven.