Stock markets end 2022 on downside, post major year-through gains


European shares were lower on the final trading day of a brutal 2022 that saw equities battered by post-pandemic inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The pan-regional Stoxx 600 was down 1.27% to 424.89.

In parallel, the Dax gave back 1.05% to 13,923.59 while the Cac-40 was 1.52% lower at 6,473.76.