LONDON, March 13 — European shares opened broadly flat today as uncertainty prevailed on Britain’s plan to leave the European Union and no corporate or economic news appeared strong enough to shake the risk-off mood spreading from Asia overnight.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.05 per cent by 0816 GMT, after closing 0.06 per cent down yesterday as it became clear British Prime Minister Theresa May would lose a key vote in Parliament on her plans for an orderly Brexit.
London’s FTSE was also little changed, down 0.1 per cent as the pound recouped some of its losses from the previous session.
Among individual stocks, shares in Germany’s Adidas posted the worst performance, losing 5.5 per cent after announcing that supply chain issues would hit its sales growth in the first half of 2019, particularly in North America.
Another big loser was cash-rich Zara owner Inditex which was down 4.7 per cent after it published annual earnings slightly below analysts’ expectations.
Wirecard was the third-biggest faller, with a 4.3 per cent hit after it suspended an accounting employee in Singapore amid allegations of fraud and creative accounting. — Reuters
Source: The Malay Mail Online