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Europe shares rise slightly amid relief after the Brexit

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — European shares opened slightly higher on Monday, as investors were relieved after Britain’s last exit from the European Union, but fears of a Chinese coronavirus spread enthusiasm.

By 0803 GMT, the European Stoxx 600 index was up 0.3 percent.

Britain officially left the European Union on Friday, ending years of financial and political uncertainty. The British leading stock index increased 0.2 percent.

But the expected economic repercussions of the Chinese virus outbreak have curbed buying, especially with Chinese stock indices collapsing at the open on Monday after a long holiday.

The European technology sector index was the best performer, climbing 0.9 percent.

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