European equities open slightly lower to start the day

Softer tones in Europe to get the session underway

  • Eurostoxx -0.2%
  • Germany DAX -0.4%
  • France CAC 40 flat
  • UK FTSE -0.1%
  • Spain IBEX -0.2%
The softer tone reflects some catch-up play to the decline by US stocks yesterday, which closed ~1.6% lower amid fading stimulus hopes.