Europe closes lower amid new virus wave concerns

Monday, 19. July 2021 17:31

Major stock markets in Europe closed lower on Monday as the Old Continent once again faces growing fears of another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to hold a press conference about his government's plans for reopening the country. Meanwhile, Britain and the European Union, among others, accused China of organizing a series of cyberattacks earlier this year using Microsoft Exchange servers.

The DAX closed 2.78% or 431 points lower as MTU Aero Engines NA sank by 6.12%. The FTSE 100 plummeted by 2.38%, with ITV PLC went down by 6.72%. The CAC 40 dropped by 2.71% as Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE plunged by 7.54%.

The euro declined by 0.06% against the dollar at 5:27 pm CET, selling for $1.17980. At the same time, the pound sterling lost 0.64% to the greenback to change hands for $1.36770.

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