European stocks take a breather

By FXstreet.com | Updated July 30, 2014 AAA

FXStreet (Córdoba) - European stocks traded little changed Thursday, taking a breather following a sharp rally that led the Europe Stoxx 600 to a 6-year high earlier this week.



The Europe Stoxx 600 was up 0.13% at 348.19 Thursday after correcting from a 6-year high of 349.71 reached Tuesday.



Among country indexes, the UK FTSE 100 slipped 0.06% while the Germany's DAX 30 edged up 0.10%. The France’s CAC 40 (which opening was delayed by technical issues) rose 0.21%. Italy’s FTSE MIB was down 0.06% while Spain’s IBEX 35 edged up 0.12%.



In the FX market, the USD trades mixed in familiar ranges with the NZD as the star of the day following RBNZ hawkish statement. Gold edged up 0.09% to $1,262 an ounce, while crude oil rose 0.9% to a 3-month high of $105.45.



US index futures were also little changed, while Asian shares fell.



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