Mario Draghi

Global shares becalmed by lull in market-moving news

Global shares were mixed Friday as trading was becalmed by a lull in market-moving news. France's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX were little changed in early trading, while Britain's FTSE added 0.2 percent. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2 percent.

KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was little changed at 5,198.69. Germany's DAX was also unchanged at 12,446.63 in early trading. Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.2 percent to 7,500.31. U.S. shares were also set to be mixed, with Dow futures falling 0.1 percent to 21,571, while the S&P 500 futures were up 0.1 percent at 2,472.30.

ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2 percent to finish at 20,099.75 while Australia's...