Econintersect: Seven of the major European bourses closed lower Thursday (February 24) and three higher, although Madrid was so close to unchanged (+0.03%) that it is a strecth to say it was higher. The two that were clearly up were the Nordic markets: Oslo +0.6% and Stockholm +0.5%.The biggest losers were Geneva (-1.6%), Frankfurt (-0.9%) and Brussels (-0.5%). The late-day fall-off in oil prices came too late to have an effect on stocks in Europe.
Sources: GEI Current Market Conditions and Yahoo Finance
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