Europe Roundup: Equities steady
LONDON: Europe's leading stock markets mostly steadied yesterday after the previous day's strong gains, with traders cautious despite a possible deal aimed at preventing a US-led military attack on Syria.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was off 0.10 per cent to 6,577.08 points in afternoon trading and the CAC 40 in Paris shed 0.15 per cent to 4,110.42 points. Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.49 per cent to stand at 8,488.21.
The index won support from news that Germany paid its highest interest rate in almost two years at a bond auction yesterday, as economic prospects in the eurozone brighten and the country's safe-haven status dwindles.
On the European corporate front, shares in Britain's biggest retailer, supermarket group Tesco, grew 0.16 per cent to 372.65 pence. AFP