European equities floated Thursday morning before the European Central Bank (ECB) latest meeting on monetary policy in the euro zone.
Global markets are also looking forward to the US Department of Labor’s weekly jobless claims report later today. Economists interviewed by Dow Jones expect 850,000 new requests, down from 881,000 last week.
Lloyd’s insurance market of London on Thursday posted a first-half pre-tax loss of £ 400 million ($ 520.08 million) on the back of £ 2.4 billion in Covid-1
Games Workshop shares were up more than 17% at the start of trading after an optimistic three-month update on trading, while at the other end of the European blue chip index, supermarket chain WM Morrison lost 4, 5% after reporting a 25.3% decline in first half profit.