Europe closes mostly lower despite encouraging data

Tuesday, 04. August 2020 17:32

Major Europan stock markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday after Eurostat reported that the producer prices in both, the European Union and the Eurozone, increased only by 0.7% in June. Meanwhile, European Central Bank's (ECB) Chief Economist Philip Lane stressed that ECB remains committed to recovery stimulus support.

The DAX fell by 0.46% at the close as Bayer AG plunged by 2.41%. The FTSE 100 went down by 0.09% with Diageo Plc slipping 5.36%. The CAC 40 gained 0.26%. Renault was the best performer rising by 6.74%.

The euro grew 0.06% to the dollar to sell for $1.17688 at 5:29 pm CET. At the same time, the pound sterling went down by 0.12% to the greenback, with the exchange rate of 1.30592.

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