Up 7.1% last week and 2.5% on Friday, the Stoxx Europe 600
decreased by 0.4%.
The German DAX
down 0.6%, French CAC 40
lost 0.4% and the UK’s FTSE 100
French Labour Minister Muriel Pénicaud said on France Info that economic activity is 80% of normal.
Germany said on Monday it had suffered a record 17.9% drop in industrial production in April.
“The lifting of the blocking measures is expected to lead to a strong rebound in economic activity and industrial production in May and June. However, at least for German industry, the period following the impending rebound does not seem too promising,” said Carsten Brzeski, chief eurozone economist and global macro manager at ING.
Fed officials are not ready to announce a decision on the so-called performance caps when their two-day policy meeting ends Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported.
slid 2.1% after Bloomberg News said it approached Gilead Sciences
last month on the purchase of the manufacturer of re-ivir. AstraZeneca said it does not comment on rumor or speculation.
increased by 2.8% after Intesa Sanpaolo
stated that it had received approval from the European Central Bank to acquire a majority majority. Intesa shares were up 0.5%.