The FTSE index in London was down 0.1 percent, while the DAX in Frankfurt was up 0.2 percent. The CAC 40 index in Paris and the OMXS30 index in Stockholm were both down 0.1 percent, while the Euro Stoxx 600 index was up 0.1 percent.
In Europe, the car market grew significantly in October, with new car registrations rising by 14.6 percent compared to a year ago. France saw a particularly strong increase of 21.9 percent, followed by Italy with a growth of 20 percent, Spain with an increase of 18.1 percent and Germany with a growth of just 4.9 percent. Electric cars also gained more market share, with their percentage rising to 14.2% from 12% at the same time last year.
The net borrowing rate of the British public sector reached its second-highest level since 1993 at £14.9 million in October, exceeding the forecasted £13.7 million pounds as well as futures predictions for a bearish opening on Wall Street’s stock market