European Stocks Mixed in Midday Trading

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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European stock prices are mixed in midday trading Thursday.

London's Financial Times index is up nearly one-half of one percent. The CAC-40 in Paris is up a fraction of one percent, and trading on the DAX index in Frankfurt is down a fraction of one percent.

In New York, the S&P futures contract is up more than two points, indicating a higher opening.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained nearly one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,816.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose just over one and one-half percent to finish the day's trading at 23,398.

Gold is trading at $1,509.26 an ounce.

The dollar is trading lower against other major currencies.