European equity close: Rough day but a close off the lows

Closing changes for the main European bourses

Closing changes for the main European bourses
  • UK FTSE 100 -0.2%
  • German DAX -0.9%
  • French CAC -1.6%
  • Spain IBEX -1.4%
  • Italy MIB -1.6%
The UK was buffered by the 1% drop in the pound. The good news elsewhere is that stock closed off the lows. The CAC, for instance, had been down by as much as 2.4%.