European stocks dipped on Friday, amid concerns over rising coronavirus cases in numerous nations and brand-new coronavirus limitations on travel between France and Britain.Worries over worse-than-expected factory and retail data in China and the continued deadlock over brand-new fiscal stimulus in the United States likewise weighed on sentiment.Britains FTSE 100 (^ FTSE) was down 2.3% in early morning trading, Frances CAC 40 (^ FCHI) down 2.2% and Germanys DAX (^ GDAXI) 1.3% lower.The pan-European Stoxx 600 (^ STOXX) fell 0.6%, with travel stocks on the index down 3.3%. TUI (TUI.L), EasyJet (EZJ.L), British Airways owner IAG (IAG.L) and Ryanair (RYA.L) all dropped more than 4%. It came as Britain revealed a 14-day quarantine on visitors arriving from France late on Thursday, after French authorities reported more than 2,500 brand-new daily cases for a second day in a row. It marked a go back to infection rates last seen in mid-April throughout lockdown.”Apart from the instant damage this will do at the height of the school vacations and peak summertime season, the quarantine choice also underlines the inherent danger you take in scheduling a holiday abroad today, which will not do anything for consumer confidence,” stated Neil Wilson, primary market analyst at Markets.com.Other European states have actually seen upticks in infections because lockdowns have reduced. Spain reported its highest new everyday cases because its lockdown ended seven weeks earlier on Thursday.READ MORE: UK airports braced for travel mayhem after France quarantine imposedNew coronavirus cases reported daily given that late February in the EU, EEA and UK, since 13 August. Chart: European Centre for Disease Prevention and ControlMoreEarlier today Norway enforced quarantine guidelines on new arrivals after its cases last week hit the highest level since April. Germany has actually imposed compulsory tests for travellers from areas classified as high-risk after its cases surpassed 1,000-a-day for the very first time given that May last week.Meanwhile the Netherlands has actually seen cases increase 55% week-on-week, and Greece reported its highest day-to-day tally because the outbreak began on Wednesday.Investors were likewise looking at new financial data. Industrial production was less strong than anticipated and retail sales saw a surprise drop in China in figures released overnight.But Michael Hewson, primary market expert at CMC Markets UK, noted European markets remained on course for a 2nd week of gains in spite of virus concerns and stock declines on Thursday and in Friday early trading.Chinas Shanghai Composite Index (000001. SS) still increased 1.2% and Japans Nikkei (^ N225) was up 1.2% over night, but the Hong Kong Hang Seng (^ HSI) was unchanged.Stocks looked set for a muted open later Friday in the US, after investors weighed up the political deadlock over stimulus versus lower-than-expected out of work claims on Thursday.S&& P 500 futures (ES=F) were trading flat, Dow Jones futures (YM=F) were down 0.1% and Nasdaq futures (NQ=F) were up 0.1%.

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