European stock markets opened in a sluggish mood on Friday.
After just over an hour of trading, the general Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 0.2 percent to 410 points. Other key indices were also declining slightly.
Of the industries, only healthcare, consumer product manufacturers and information technology were positive. The worst declines were in industrial materials and durable goods manufacturers, about 0.6 per cent.
In addition, energy stocks continued to slip on Thursday. They have strengthened considerably over the winter as oil prices have risen. In recent days, however, the price of oil has packed.
Of the individual companies, tourism companies in particular took their wings as vaccinations in Europe progressed at a slow pace. Only 4% of the population in the EU has been vaccinated, compared with one-fifth in Britain and 15% in the United States.
Tour operator TUI lost 3.8 percent in value to the cruise company Carnival 4.1 percent.
Mining company Boliden was on the rise for five per cent, electricity wholesale Rexel 3.4 percent.
Source: Arvopaperi by www.arvopaperi.fi.
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