European Markets Adopt a Somber Tone After Manchester Attack

European stocks are expected to open modestly higher Tuesday even in the weak of a deadly terrorist attack.
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European stocks are expected to open modestly higher Tuesday even in the weak of a deadly terrorist atrocity which left twenty-two dead and nearly sixty injured at a pop concert in the northern city of Manchester.

Britain's FTSE 100 is likely at add around 8 points at the opening bell, according to financial bookmakers IG, with small gains anticipated for benchmarks in Germany and France. The region-wide Stoxx Europe 600 Index, the broadest measure of share prices, ended the Monday session at 391.14, about 0.1% lower from last week's close while the iShares MSCI EMU Index ETF (EZU) - Get Report, one of the broadest measures of regional blue chip shares and the latest addition to the Action Alerts PLUS charity portfolio co-managed by TheStreet's Jim Cramer, was marked 0.17% higher at €41.29 per share, taking its year-to-date gain to around 19.3%.

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