9/11/2018, 9:08 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe opens mixed as trade, Brexit remain in focus

European equities started the session on Tuesday mixed as investors remained focused on the ongoing Brexit and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks. Michael Barnier, European Union's chief Brexit negotiator stated yesterday a deal between the EU and the United Kingdom was possible by the start of November. Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to the United States today to resume NAFTA overhaul negotiations.

Meanwhile, on the data front, the market was on the lookout for employment and economic sentiment reports set to be published during the day.

The FTSE 100 started the trading session 0.21% lower, led by losses in the mining sector. The DAX gained 0.21% at 9:01 am CET, with the Fresenius Group and its division Fresenius Medical Care leading the gains with a rise of 1.13% and 0.79%, respectively. The CAC 40 rose 0.20% at 9:06 am CET.

The euro gained 0.26% against the US dollar to sell for 1.16246 at 9:02 am CET.

Breaking the News / MD