Germany -0.62% Germany’s consumer confidence rises for the eighth time to -24.2; Germany Q1 final GDP contracted by 0.3%, plunges Europe’s largest economy into recession
France -0.66% France business confidence drops to 99 points in April
The pan-European Stoxx 600 edged -0.17% lower, with tech stocks higher but other gains were muted, while retail stocks fell.
Coming up in the session: Eyes set on USD unemployment claims.
In the bond market, the yield on US 10-year Treasuries was up three basis point at 3.75%.
Germany’s 10-year yield was up two than one basis points to 2.47%.
Britain’s 10-year yield was up nine basis points to 4.30%.
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