European markets open lower as investors await fresh data

April 18
13:04 2019

European markets are set to open lower on Thursday as investors await business surveys ahead of the Easter holiday. The FTSE is expected to open 21 points lower at 7,450, while the German DAX is set to open 29 points lower at 12,123 and the French CAC index is set to open 14 points lower at 5,549, according to IG. Shares on Wall Street ended Wednesday’s session in negative territory after healthcare stocks plunged, outweighing upbeat economic data from both the U.S. and China.

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