Europe's main stock markets moved narrowly on Monday as investors reacted to takeover and earnings news involving the cosmetic and plumbing sectors.London's FTSE 100 index of top shares eased 0.08 percent to 5,593.23 points in midday trade. Frankfurt's DAX 30 climbed 0.10 percent to 6,304.38 points and in Paris the CAC 40 index gained 0.11 percent to 3,786.73 points.The Stoxx 50 index of leading eurozone companies was flat at 2,792.65 points.
LONDON: Europe's main stock markets slid Tuesday despite news that Finnish telecoms giant Nokia was in advanced talks to buy Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent. The benchmark CAC 40 index in Paris dropped 0.71 percent to 5,216.50 points, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.64 percent to 12,259 points. London's FTSE 100 nudged 0.01 percent lower to 7,063.80 points, as investors digested news that British annual inflation held at a record-low zero in March. The euro eased to $1.0552 from $1.0571 in New York late on Monday, before the European Central Bank's interest rate decision on Wednesday.