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Stock indices traded little changed after the U.K. and French economic data. Manufacturing output in the U.K. increased 0.4% in April, meeting expectations, after 0.5% gain in March. On a yearly basis, manufacturing production in the U.K. rose 4.4% in April, exceeding expectations for a 4% increase, after a 3.3% increase in March.
Industrial production in the U.K. climbed 0.4% in April, in line with forecasts, after a 0.1% decline in March. On a year-over-year basis, industrial production in the U.K. rose 3.0% in April, after a 2.3% increase in March. Economists had expected a 2.7% gain.
Industrial production in France rose 0.3% in April, meeting expectations, after a 0.4% decline in March. March’s figure was revised up from a 0.7% decrease.
On a yearly basis, industrial production in France was flat in April, after a 0.8% fall in March.
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,847.88 -27.12 -0.39%
DAX 10,025.87 +17.24 +0.17%
CAC 40 4,598.26 +9.14 +0.20%
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