European stock market close: Soft start
Closing changes for the main European bourses
- UK FTSE -0.6%
- German DAX -0.5%
- French CAC -0.6%
- Spain IBEX +0.5%
- Italy MIB +0.1%
It's a long year but that's not a great way to follow up a strong 2017. On the flipside, the euro and sterling have both had a nice start.