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European stocks traded mixed ahead of Fed monetary policy decision. Market participants are expecting the Fed will taper its asset purchase program at the usual rate of US$10 billion per month to US$45 billion per month.
The inflation in the Eurozone in April was better than in the previous month. The harmonised consumer price index climbed 0.7% in April (March: 0.5%). Analysts expected a rise of 0.8%.
Alstom SA shares increased 9.5% after Alstom confirmed that the company is discussing an acquisition of its energy business, by General Electric.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc was up 4.0% after announcing the lower-than-expected fall of its profit in the first quarter.
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,783.95 +14.04 +0.21%
DAX 9,589.14 +5.02 +0.05%
4,483.79 -13.89 -0.31%
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