The economic recovery in the eurozone unexpectedly came to a halt in the second quarter, with
US, initial jobless claims rose more than expected to 311,000, up 21,000 from the previous week's revised level of 290,000. Economists expeced jobless claims to edge up to 295,000 from the 289,000 originally reported for the previous week.
The German DAX added 0.33%, the CAC 40 of
K+S rose 0.66%. The potash maker said first-half loss widened from last year, amid a decline in revenues.
TUI climbed 2.1% after underlying profit for the third quarter increased significantly from last year.
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