Europe opens mixed as Wall Street retreats from records

Monday, 09. August 2021 09:03

Shares on the major European stock market indexes traded mixed on Monday, as the Wall Street stocks retreated in the premarket from record-highs registered on Friday. On the data front, Germany's trade balance report for June revealed that the country's trade surplus has extended to €16.3 billion in the sixth month. Eurozone's investor confidence data is scheduled for release later in the day.

The DAX gained 0.1% at 9:03 am CET, with Covestro AG up by 1.52% a minute later. The CAC 40 stood flat at the open. The FTSE 100 slid 0.09% at the session's start as Glencore dropped 1.43% a minute later.

Both the euro and the pound were unchanged compared to the dollar at 9:08 am CET, selling for 1.17568 and 1.38784, respectively. Earlier during the day, the euro traded at its three-month low versus the greenback.

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