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European Markets Mixed Ahead of Jackson Hole

European markets were mixed in Friday afternoon trading as Jackson Hole day is finally upon us. Investors are waiting to hear whether Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen will give clues into a possible interest rate rise this year later today.

In Europe, official data show the French economy was stagnant in the second quarter with quarter-on-quarter growth flat. This was down from 0.7% growth in the first quarter of the year.

Consumer confidence in the country...