European markets trade mixed as Catalonia crisis drags

The pan-European Stoxx 600 edged up 0.17% shortly after the opening bell with almost all sectors and major bourses in positive territory.

Oct 23, 2017 09:10 IST India Infoline News Service

European indices fell today on uncertainty among investors as they await developments on Catalonia's independence.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 edged up 0.17% shortly after the opening bell with almost all sectors and major bourses in positive territory.

Shares of Securitas was the top performer in the region, up 4.2%, after the company reported robust Jul-Sep earnings.

Healthcare stocks were the best performers up by 0.36% on earnings news. Dutch health and technology company, Philips, reported that its core profits rose 12% to 532 million euros ($626.11 million) in the third quarter.

Germany's DAX gained 32 points, UK's FTSE 100 is trading marginally down, while France's CAC-40  rose 11 points.

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