European futures point to mixed open
Markets in Europe are expected to open mixed on Monday after G20 finance ministers decided to leave out their free-trade pledge at the group's meeting over the weekend as a result of United States President Donald Trump's commitment to put "America first." Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed their commitment to free trade at the opening of the CeBIT technology fair.
The DAX is seen 0.13% in the red, the CAC 40 futures indicate an decrease of 0.10%, while the FTSE 100 is set to edge up 0.05%.
The euro rose 0.29% against the dollar to go for 1.0769 at 8:19 am CET and it increased 0.22% compared to the yen to change hands for 121.278 at 8:20 am CET. Sterling lost 0.15% against the euro to sell for 1.1526 at 8:20 am CET.