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European stocks were exhibiting a mixed trend. The weaker-than-expected earnings results from companies across Europe and tensions in Ukraine had an impact on stock markets.
In addition, German factory orders declined 2.8% in March from an increase of 0.9% in February. February’s figure was revised up from 0.6%. Analysts had forecasted a 0.5% rise.
French industrial production decreased 0.7% in March from an increase of 0.1% in February. Analysts had expected a 0.4% increase.
Fiat SpA shares declined 12.0% after the release of the weaker-than-expected first quarter earnings.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,796.44 -2.12 -0.03%
DAX 9,521.3 +53.77 +0.57%
CAC 40 4,446.44 +18.37 -0.10%
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