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European markets muted as focus turns to U.S. inflation, Fed outlook

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Key Points

  • Investors are trying to assess the potential pace of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy tightening efforts.
  • Earnings also remain a key driver of individual share price movement in Europe, with Abrdn, IHG, L&G, Continental and Munich Re among those reporting before the bell on Tuesday.

LONDON — European markets were muted on Tuesday as global market focus turns to a key U.S. inflation print on Wednesday.

TICKER COMPANY NAME PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME
.FTSE FTSE 100 *FTSE 7482.37 42.63 0.57 626255880
.GDAXI DAX *DAX 13687.69 0 0 0
.FCHI CAC 40 Index CAC 6522.35 -2.09 -0.03 1892031

The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped fractionally below the flatline, with basic resources shedding 0.4% to lead losses as most sectors and major bourses showed minimal movement.

Investors are trying to assess the potential pace of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy tightening efforts. A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report last week seemed to reduce the likelihood of a recession, allowing the central bank the capacity for more aggressive rate hikes as it looks to rein in inflation.

Wednesday’s July consumer price index is expected to offer some clarity on the path of interest rate hikes.

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday as markets continued to digest last week’s stellar payrolls report and assess the trajectory of monetary policy, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 the weakest performer in the region.

U.S. stock futures rose slightly in early premarket trade on Tuesday as Wall Street reacted to some significant earnings report, in particular weaker-than-expected revenue from Nvidia and several chipmakers.

Earnings also remain a key driver of individual share price movement in Europe, with Abrdn, IHG, L&G, Continental and Munich Re among those reporting before the bell on Tuesday.

On the data front, U.K. retail sales rose 1.6% in July, buoyed by a heatwave and sales of hot-weather clothing, picnic items and electric fans, according to a report from the British Retail Consortium.

Source : CNBC

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