7/29/2016, 9:30 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Equities in Europe fluctuate in early trade

Stocks on main European markets were looking for direction at the start of trading on Friday after the Bank of Japan maintained interest rates at current levels and moderately boosted easing measures. 

The FTSE 100 retreated 0.31% at 9:12 a.m. CET. Pearson and Reckitt Benckiser were at the bottom of the performance list, losing 2.42% and 2.33%, respectively. Barclays climbed 3.72%, topping the chart, after today it vowed to move away from non-core activities.  

The DAX advanced 0.37% in Frankfurt at 9:13 a.m CET, led by gains of 2.68% in HeidelbergCement and 1.65% in Commerzbank. Beiersdorf added some friction, leading the losers camp at 1.1% in the red. The CAC 40 index added 0.24% higher at 9:12 a.m CET. 

The euro edged 0.15% up against the dollar and shed 0.12% compared to the pound. Sterling strengthened 0.26% against the greenback (all 9:29 a.m. CET).

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