China growth sees mixed reaction in Europe markets

European markets were mixed as China growth came in as expected, leaving thinly traded preholiday markets looking for direction.

How did markets perform?

The Stoxx 600 SXXP, -0.07% fell 0.2% to 388.4, nearly erasing Tuesday’s 0.3% gain.

Italy’s FTSE MIB I945, +0.36% was a bright spot among regional indexes, rising 0.3% to 21,987.5 after climbing 0.1% Tuesday.

The euro EURUSD, +0.2216% rose 0.3% to $1.312. On Tuesday, it declined 0.1%.

Elsewhere the picture was mixed. In Germany, the DAX DAX, +0.08%DAX, +0.57% was flat at 12,100.3 following a positive day Tuesday where it increased 0.7%.

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