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[$$] European Equities Market Talk Roundup

The FTSE 100-listed company declared growing profit and revenue, and hiked its final dividend, but this wasn’t enough to avoid a fall in its share price in the aftermath of the results. 1020 GMT - European luxury-goods stocks trade higher after luxury-outerwear maker Moncler’s comments that the buoyant trends experienced in 2018 have held up into 2019 reassure investors. After beating 2018 expectations despite demanding comparison bases, Moncler said it was very happy with current trading, especially in Greater China, easing investors’ concerns on the effects of trade tensions and macroeconomic uncertainty on customers’ propensity to spend.