Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 5,336.64 -0.01% -0.52
Xetra DAX 12,602.18 -0.15% -19.54
IBEX 35 10,904.20 -0.31% -33.50
FTSE MIB Index 21,210.57 -0.38% -81.15
SMI 9,042.03 0.08% 6.94
Euro Stoxx 50 3,579.02 -0.15% -5.53
PSI 20 5,226.58 -0.35% -18.22
BEL 20 3,900.93 0.17% 6.56
AEX 528.03 0.11% 0.57

Europe close: Markets slip as uncertainty around Brexit ramps up

European stocks limped into the weekend, weighed down by an overnight drop in the price of oil and with investors carefully monitoring events ahead of the UK elections.

Week ahead: Election polls, US jobs data in focus

In all likelihood, the market spotlight next week will be on the poll results in the run-up to the 8 June elections which may stoke heavy volatility in foreign exchange markets.

BP, oil, gas

Europe midday: Oil price drop, currency volatility dampens sentiment

European stocks are under pressure heading into the end of the week, weighed down by an overnight drop in the price of oil and with investors carefully monitoring events ahead of the UK elections.

Europe close: Stocks drift lower in holiday-thinned trading volumes

European markets ended slightly lower amid thin trading volumes on account of the Ascension holiday in many countries, with investors ignoring gains on Wall Street as they digested the US central bank policy meeting minutes released overnight.

acacia mining

Broker tips: BT Group, National Grid, Acacia Mining

Exane BNP Paribas downgraded shares of BT Group from 'neutral' to 'underperform'.