France +1.09%. France April business confidence 106 vs 107 prior.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index opened 0.14% higher with most dectors in positive territory apart from basic resources, financial services, healthcare, insurance and utilities stocks.
The war in Ukraine remains at the forefront of market participants’ minds in Europe. The second phase of the conflict, focusing on the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, is fully underway.
In bond market, The yield on 10-year Treasuries was up more than three basis point to 2.87%.
Germany’s 10-year yield was up more than five basis point to 0.91%.
Britain’s 10-year yield was up more than three basis point to 1.95%.
European futures mostly higher. FTSE +0.15%; CAC +1.25%; DAX +1.05% and EURO STOXX +1.28%.