(Bloomberg) — European stocks fell on Friday as fresh quarantine rules and a record drop in second-quarter employment weighed on recovery hopes. Treasury yields declined after rising for five days and the dollar drifted.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index sank after Britain added France, the Netherlands and Malta to its list of countries from which people arriving have to quarantine for 14 days. EasyJet Plc fell as much as 8% and British Airways owner IAG SA by as much as 7%.
Futures on the main U.S. equity benchmarks slipped ahead of retail sales data for July. Gold edged lower and