European shares are mixed in early trading, with positive news in trading statements from French...

|By:, SA News Editor

European shares are mixed in early trading, with positive news in trading statements from French retailer Carrefour and British luxury goods group Burberry offsetting S&P's downgrade of Spain to BBB-, just one notch above junk status. EU Stoxx 50 -0.3%, London +0.2%, Paris +0.1%, Frankfurt +0.2%, Milan -0.7%, Madrid -1%.