European stock markets traded in narrow ranges today as the momentum stemming from Wall Street's barnstorming run faded. However, the dollar remained in the ascendant as investors priced in a growing likelihood of another U.S. rate hike this month.
In Europe, Germany's DAX was steady at 12,072 while the CAC 40 in France was up 0.2 percent at 4,970. Britain's FTSE 100 was 0.1 percent higher at 7,377. U.S. stocks were poised for modest declines at the open with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.1 percent.-AP