European equity traders return from holidays and close major indices lower on the day

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The European stock markets were reopened today after being closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday, and sellers pushed the major indices lower.

Looking at the closing levels:

  • German DAX index fell -1.13%
  • France CAC index fell -0.92%
  • UK FTSE 100 fell -0.22%
  • Spain’s Ibex fell -0.89%
  • Italy’s FTSE MIB fell -1.22%

Before falling later in the day, the German DAX reached a new intraday high of 18567.16. France CAC also extended to a new intraday high of 8253.59 before it reversed lower.