European markets lower as investors track geopolitical tensions

London -0.44%.

Germany -0.14%.

France -0.04%.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index hovered around the flatline to -0.09%, with autos adding, while oil and gas stocks fell.

Switzerland January trade balance CHF 3.18 billion vs CHF 3.69 billion prior.

In bond market, The yield on 10-year Treasuries was down more than three basis point to 2.01%.

Germany’s 10-year yield was up down one basis point to 0.27%.

Britain’s 10-year yield was down more than two basis point to 1.50%.

European futures mixed. FTSE -0.29%; CAC +0.09%; DAX -0.17% and EURO STOXX -0.11%.

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