Traders walk past German DAX Index board. Photo: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski
Traders walk past German DAX Index board. Photo: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski

European equities gave back 0.30% in early trading today, mainly due to profit-taking in financials after the post-French-election relief rally. The worst performers in the Stoxx 50 were BNP, Intesa San Paolo, Banco Santander, and AXA.