The Paris stock market slid Monday in nervous but volatile trade in the wake of devastating terror attacks on the French capital.
The deadly late-night assault on Friday in Paris, which left 129 people dead and 352 injured, also sent the euro tumbling on fears for security in Europe and its effect on the already struggling eurozone economy.
“Equity markets remained under pressure … as the attacks in Paris on Friday caused high uncertainty,” said Sucden analyst Myrto Sokou.
“The tragic events limited any risk appetite and caused nervous trading conditions.”
The benchmark CAC 40 index of top French companies dived 1.1 percent in opening deals, then bounced briefly into gains before pulling back to show a slender loss of 0.2 percent.
Frankfurt’s DAX 30 index dipped 0.1 percent, while London’s FTSE 100 rebounded from initial losses to show a gain of 0.2 percent from Friday.
Source: The Punch