European markets cautiously higher as investors eye key inflation reports

European markets were cautiously higher Thursday morning as investors look ahead to key inflation reports in both the U.S. and Europe.

The Stoxx 600 index was up 0.15% in early trade, continuing the week’s muted movements, with sectors mixed. Construction stocks gained 1.5% and technology fell 0.5%.

Shares of Budweiser owner AB InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, dipped 1.3% after narrowly missing full-year profit and revenue forecasts.

British health-care firm Haleon topped Stoxx 600 gains in early trade, up 7.8% after reporting full-year revenue growth of 4.1%, and operating profit growth of 9.4%.

JPMorgan European Discovery Trust plc (LON:JEDT) is an investment trust company. The Investment Trust JEDT objective is to achieve capital growth from a portfolio of quoted smaller companies in Europe, excluding the United Kingdom.

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