European stocks were slightly higher on Tuesday morning as investors digested a fresh batch of corporate earnings.
Stateside, the dollar sagged overnight amid investor caution following news President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is facing charges. Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates, were charged with money laundering by Federal investigators on Monday.
Back in Europe, Spain’s state prosecutor called for rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges to be brought against Catalonia’s leaders. On Monday, Attorney General Jose Manuael Maza called for the charges, according to Reuters, to be brought against the region’s secessionist leaders. Spain’s IBEX was almost 1 percent higher Tuesday.
On the data front, monthly figures from the EU statistics office were projected to show growth in the 19-country bloc is now running at almost 2.5 percent year-on-year, according to Reuters.
—CNBC’s Holly Ellyatt contributed to this report.
European markets edge higher on earnings; BP up 2%; Ryanair soars 5% – CNBC