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Trade tensions weigh on Europe with tech, apparel makers down

Dave Morris
Trade tensions weigh on Europe with tech, apparel makers down

European stocks stumbled Monday as trade tensions kicked off the week, dragging global markets lower, with technology and apparel makers under pressure on the continent. Italy’s FTSE MIB (IT:I945) plunged 2.8% amid increased political tensions, after Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini led a rally Saturday ahead of European elections, vowing to take on the region’s mainstream leaders. In Germany, the DAX (DX:DAX)(DAX) declined 1.8% to 12,013.75, adding to its woes Friday when it swooned 0.6%.