European equity close: Soft finish leads to negative week

Closing changes in the main European bourses:

  • UK FTSE 100 -0.4%
  • French CAC -0.7%
  • German DAX -0.2%
  • Italy MIB -1.6%
  • Spain IBEX -1.2%
Talk of a fresh election is weighing on Italian stocks
On the week:
  • UK FTSE 100 -0.7%
  • French CAC -1.0%
  • German DAX +0.6%
  • Italy MIB -1.4%
  • Spain IBEX -2.5%
Just when it looked like Italian stocks might get some upward momentum, they get cut right back down and are now lower on the year.

Closing changes in the main European bourses: