- European stocks traded around the flatline on Monday after euro zone data disappointed investors.
- Euro zone economic sentiment eased more than expected in August from a record high in July, data showed.
- U.K. markets are closed for a public holiday.
LONDON — European stocks posted mild gains on Monday, dismissive of broadly positive trade elsewhere in global markets.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index rose less than 0.1% as market sentiment turned sour after data showed euro zone economic sentiment eased more than expected in August from a record high in July. The European Commission's economic sentiment index fell after a marked decline in optimism in France and the Netherlands.
U.K. markets were closed on Monday for a public holiday. Indexes for France and Germany also reported slight gains.