London - European shares
were little changed, while France’s stock market dropped, in the final
trading session before the nation’s presidential election on Sunday.
Stoxx Europe 600 Index was steady at 378.08 at 12:40. France’s CAC 40 Index fell 0.5%, trimming an earlier drop of as
much as 1%.
Opinionway poll showed support for independent candidate Emmanuel Macron
and far-right contestant Marine Le Pen was stable at 23% and 22%, respectively.
The European regional benchmark is on track for a
weekly drop of 0.7%, its steepest since late January.
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