Germany + 0.44%. Germany’s natural gas storage facilities hit a major milestone this month, two weeks earlier than planned, as European governments ramped up preparations for the winter period.
France + 0.16%.
European dishes Stoxx 600 partially higher at +0.01% in initial trade, with underlying resources decrease while cars increase.
Switzerland July trade balance of CHF 3.58 billion compared with CHF 3.80 billion previously.
Upcoming in session: Final July Eurozone CPI figures at 0900 GMT.
The odds of a 50 bps rate hike for September rose after the FOMC meeting minutes.
In the bond market, the 10-year bond yield fell more than one basis point to 2.88%.
German 10-year yields rose more than 3 basis points to 1.11%.
The UK 10-year yield rose more than one basis point to 2.30%.