Europe closes lower after data, earnings

Friday, 30. July 2021 17:33

Major European stock markets closed with losses on Friday after another batch of corporate earnings and major economic data reports. Eurozone data confirmed GDP growth at 2% in the second quarter of 2021, with the unemployment rate going down to 7.7% in June and inflation rising to 2.2% in July.

Meanwhile, companies such as Unicredit, Renault S.A, BNP Paribas S.A. and NatWest Group plc reported their earnings results for the second quarter of this year.

The DAX lost 0.61% at the closing bell, with Fresenius Medical Care plunging 4.30%. The FTSE 100 fell 0.65%, as IAG Group plummeted 7.40%. The CAC 40 declined by 0.32%. URW SE led the losses by sinking 4.22%. The euro decreased by 0.25% against the dollar to sell for 1.18571, while the pound tumbled 0.43% to $1.38998 at 5:34 pm CET.

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