Europe: Stocks steady
LONDON: European stock markets steadied and the euro continued to rise against the dollar yesterday as the United States government shutdown dragged on for a third day.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index added 0.44 percent to stand at 6,465.61 points in afternoon deals.
In Paris, the CAC 40 reversed 0.50 per cent to 4,137.20 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 dipped 0.12 per cent to 8,618.84 points.
Milan's FTSE MIB index slid 0.20 per cent in value, after rising 0.67 per cent on Wednesday as a bid to topple Italy's government fell apart.
"As we enter the third day of the shutdown of the US government the various positions seem as inextricably entrenched as ever," said CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson. Agencies