© Reuters. European stocks little bit changed ahead of Draghi, Yellen remarks
Investing.com – European stocks were mainly lower on Tuesday, as markets stopped briefly following the previous session’s sharp gains and relied on an upcoming speech by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
During European morning trade, the added 0.08%, France’s reduced up 0.07%, while Germany’s inched 0.08% higher.
European equities rallied on Monday as issues over a possible British exit from the European Union, or Brexit, went away after revealed that support for the ‘Remain’ project had actually regained its lead over a vote to leave.
Separately, returned lower after two successive sessions of gains, weighing on the energy sector.
French oil and gas significant Overall SA (PA:-RRB- slid 0.32% and Italy’s ENI (MI:-RRB- fell 0.21%, while Norwegian competing Statoil (OL:-RRB- tumbled 1.30%.
Volkswagen (DE:-RRB- added to losses, with shares down 1% after German prosecutors on Monday opened an examination of the carmaker’s former Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn and the head of the Volkswagen automobile brand name, Herbert Diess, for presumably not informing investors rapidly enough about prospective losses due to the emissions-cheating scandal.
Meanwhile, financial stocks were on the upside, as French loan providers Societe Generale (PA:-RRB- and BNP Paribas (PA:-RRB- gained 0.64% and 0.70%, while Germany’s Deutsche Bank (DE:-RRB- increased 0.25%.
Among peripheral loan providers, Italy’s Unicredit (MI:-RRB- and Intesa Sanpaolo (MI:-RRB- advanced 0.16% and 0.81% respectively, while Spanish bank Banco Santander (MC:-RRB- inched up 0.03%.
In London, commodity-heavy slipped 0.13%, weighed by sharp losses in the mining sector.
Shares in Glencore (LON:-RRB- retreated 0.91% and Antofagasta (LON:-RRB- lost 1.54%, while BHP Billiton (LON:-RRB- tumbled 1.57% and Anglo American (LON:-RRB- plunged 3.40%.
Meanwhile, monetary stocks were primarily greater, as the Royal Bank of Scotland (LON:-RRB- alleviated up 0.08% and Lloyds Banking (LON:-RRB- included 0.15%, while Barclays (LON:-RRB- gained 0.81%. HSBC Holdings (LON:-RRB- underperformed, with shares edging down 0.10%.
Whitbread (LON:-RRB- was one of the leading performers on the index, with shares rallying 1.68% after the hotels and coffee-shop operator stated overall first-quarter sales increased 8.0%.
In the United States, equity markets pointed to a higher open. The pointed to a 0.37% rise, a 0.46% gain, while the suggested a 0.42% increase.
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