Europe Roundup: Holding steady
LONDON: European stock markets were mixed yesterday as investors reacted to a rare United States government shutdown and unease across the eurozone.
The euro hit the highest point against the dollar in 81/2 months before pulling back slightly.
London's FTSE 100 index fell 0.21 per cent to 6,448.95 points approaching midday in the British capital. The CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.73 per cent to 4,173.85 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 grew 0.59 per cent to 8,645.34.
"It would appear that the markets either aren't overly bothered by Congresses inability to avoid a government shutdown, or aren't particularly surprised," said analysts from the Alpari trading group. AFP