Europe markets dip on econ data, Afghanistan crisis

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  • The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed higher Tuesday, but gains were capped as traders digested a slew of fresh economic data.
  • Investors also monitored the potential geopolitical implications following the Taliban’s seizure of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan.
  • BHP climbed 3.4% after announcing plans to leave London’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index and make Australia its primary stock market.
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LONDON — European markets closed slightly higher Tuesday, eking out minor gains after snapping a 10-day winning streak in the previous session.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended Tuesday’s session up 0.1%, but gains were capped as traders digested a slew of fresh economic data. Health stocks were the best performers, up 1%, while autos sank 1.8% to lead losses.

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www.cnbc.com/2021/08/17/europe-markets-investors-monitor-inflation-data-afghanistan-crisis.html

 

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