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10/12, 5:31 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe closes mixed after EU Luxembourg meeting

Major stock indexes in Europe finished the first trading session of the week mixed with a focus on the growing number of coronavirus cases across the continent. The United Kingdom unveiled a three-tier system aimed at curbing the outbreaks, while the French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned that local shutdowns could be implemented in places with high infection numbers. Meanwhile, the European Union's foreign ministers threatened to sanction Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and reportedly agreed to impose sanctions against those involved in the poisoning of the Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny.

The FTSE 100 was down 0.25% at the closing bell, with Rolls-Royce Holdings plc sliding 12.32%. The DAX rose 0.67%. Infineon Technologies AG was the best performer, advancing 2.09%. The CAC 40 grew 0.66% as Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SA jumping 3.69%.

The euro fell 0.19% against the greenback at 5:29 pm CET to go for 1.18086. The pound was up 0.21% at the same time to sell for 1.30738 dollars.

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