/European stocks fall slightly with spotlight on economic data, earnings – CNBC

European stocks fall slightly with spotlight on economic data, earnings – CNBC


LONDON — European stocks fell slightly on Friday morning, with investors’ attention turning to inflation and economic growth data, as well as corporate earnings.

Wall Street will also keep a close eye on personal income and spending data, set for release at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday morning. That data could provide investors, and the Federal Reserve, with a valuable look at how quickly prices are rising across the U.S. economy as it recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Asia-Pacific markets struggled for gains Friday, despite a positive finish stateside to Thursday’s trading session.

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CNBC’s Saheli Roy Choudhury and Thomas Franck contributed to this report.

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