European markets trade mixed as Catalonia crisis drags

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | October 23, 2017 14:45 IST

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

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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