Elliot Smith, Holly Ellyatt
LONDON — European stocks closed slightly lower on Wednesday as coronavirus concerns weighed on global markets.
Atlantia shares climbed more than 10% by mid-morning after Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Il Messagero reported that state lender CDP has partnered with Blackstone and Macquarie to ready a bid for the infrastructure firm’s stake in its motorway unit.
At the bottom of the Stoxx 600, Proximus shares fell 3.6% after Barclays cut the Belgian telecoms company’s stock to “underweight
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