European stocks clung onto most of the previous day’s rally, as traders waited for Wall Street’s return after a three-day break.
Up 1.7% while U.S. markets were shut for Labor Day, the Stoxx Europe 600
The German DAX
and French CAC 40
also slipped, while the FTSE 100
rose, with the U.K. index that’s loaded up on exporters continuing to be bolstered by the weakness of the British pound
on concerns over trade negotiations with the European Union.
A mixed session looked in the cards for the U.S. after a three-day break, with the Nasdaq 100
set for a weaker open amid the continued worries about the tech stock rally, as well as the surprise decision by S&P Dow Jones Indices not to allow Tesla into the S&P 500.
dropped 5% as the airline said additional quarantine restrictions to seven Greek Islands will mean it will fly “slightly less than 40%” of its planned schedule over the current quarter.
JD Sports Fashion
jumped 7% as the sporting-goods retailer said it was “generally encouraged by our performance since the stores re-opened and with our performance in the first few weeks of the second half” that started Aug. 1.
rallied as the group’s statement ahead of its annual shareholder meeting highlighted the continuing shift to delivering parcels rather than mail.
rose over 3% as the credit checker revised upwards its estimate of revenue growth, citing U.S. mortgage demand, though it also revised cost estimates higher.