Stock markets cautiously upbeat as investors try to digest inflation


European stocks were doing their best to keep up the festive spirit on the last Friday before the holiday break, shrugging off a downbeat session in the US overnight.

The pan-regional Stoxx 600 was up 0.18% to 428.04 as of 1328 GMT alongside a 0.09% dip for the French Cac-40 to...