Europe shares close mixed with U.S. debt ceiling talks to resume; Greek stocks up almost 7%

Jenni Reid
Holly Ellyatt

This is CNBC's live blog covering European markets.

European stock markets closed mixed on Monday, with investors keeping an eye on U.S. debt ceiling talks and Greek election results.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.01% higher, having shed marginal gains made through the morning.

European markets

.FTSEFTSE 1007,608.08+6.23+0.08%
.FCHICAC 40 Index7,135.06+18.82+0.26%
.FTMIBFTSE MIB 28,243.26+80.23+0.28%
.IBEXIBEX 35 Idx9,428.00+1.20+0.01%

Sectors were mixed, with travel and leisure up 0.6% as oil and gas and mining stocks dropped 0.4%.

Germany's DAX index slipped from Friday's record close, closing 0.3% lower.

In Greece, the Athens General Composite Index rocketed up almost 7% after the ruling conservative party, New Democracy, secured a firm lead in elections on Sunday. Talks will now begin over a second election as it fell just short of a parliamentary majority and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rejected the option to seek a coalition government.

Federal leaders are expected to continue with negotiations on the U.S. debt ceiling on Monday as the country approaches a potential default, with President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy scheduled to meet at the White House.

On Sunday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said "hard choices" will need to be made about which bills will go unpaid if the debt ceiling is not raised and reaffirmed her warning that the United States could default on its debt as early as June 1.

Asia-Pacific markets mostly rose as stocks in Tokyo extended a rally, while U.S. stocks moved higher.

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Dechra Pharmaceuticals drops 11% on lower profit expectations

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Dechra said its profits would be below its previous forecast thanks to a volatile environment and ongoing de-stocking by its wholesalers.

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Dechra Pharmaceuticals share price.

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Ryanair shares higher after bumper profits

Ryanair's Dublin-listed shares were 2.24% higher after the low-cost airline reported full-year net profit of 1.43 billion euros ($1.55 billion), up from a loss of 355 million euros the prior year.

The company said it had benefited from a 74% rise in passenger numbers and "favorable" hedges offsetting spikes in fuel costs.

— Jenni Reid

Mon, May 22 2023 3:17 AM EDT

Europe stocks open mixed

European stocks lacked direction Monday morning as investors waited for the latest news on U.S. debt ceiling talks, with the Stoxx 600 index up 0.07% at 8:12 a.m. London time.

Mining, oil and gas and banking stocks suffered the worst losses, all down around 0.5%.

Household goods and health care were more upbeat, gaining 0.5%.

Germany's DAX slipped 0.12% from Friday's record close, while France's CAC dipped 0.08%. The U.K.'s FTSE 100 added 0.25%.

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Stoxx 600 index.

— Jenni Reid

Mon, May 22 2023 1:00 AM EDT

Southeast Asia’s worst-performing stock market is UBS’ ‘top pick’

Thai stocks are the worst performers in Southeast Asia this year, but UBS says Thailand is its "top pick" in the region. Thailand's SET index fell 0.5% on Monday's afternoon and is down by more than 9% this year.

Thailand stands to be a "big beneficiary" of a tourism boost from China once the latter's employment numbers increase, said UBS Global Wealth Management's Kelvin Tay told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia."

However, Thailand's elections are a "potential game changer" and monarchy-linked companies could be set back by a change in government, he said.

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Debt celing negotiations to resume on Monday

Federal leaders are expected to continue with negotiations on the U.S. debt ceiling on Monday as the country approaches a potential default.

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., are scheduled to meet in person at the White House.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that "hard choices" will need to be made about which bills will go unpaid if the debt ceiling is not raised and reaffirmed her warning that the United States could default on its debt as early as June 1,

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European markets: Here are the opening calls

European markets are expected to open higher Thursday.

The U.K.'s FTSE 100 index is expected to open 20 points higher at 7,600, Germany's DAX up 48 points at 15,259, France's CAC up 4 points at 7,072 and Italy's FTSE MIB up 73 points at 28,085, according to data from IG. 

On the data front, preliminary inflation data for Germany and Spain in September are due, as well as Italian consumer confidence for the same month. There are no major earnings.

— Holly Ellyatt

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