European markets were slightly higher Monday.
Data earlier showed retail sales in Germany slowed unexpectedly in May to 1.9% over the last year and below expectations calling for a gain of 2.1%. Month on month, sales were down by 0.6%, lower than expectations calling for a 0.7% rise.
Inflation data is due slightly later from the euro-zone.
Stocks on the Move
Anglo American PLC edged up 0.1% even as the Sunday Times reported the miner has put its platinum mines in South Africa up for sale.
Philips gained 3.2% in Amsterdam after it said it would merge its Lumileds LED components and automotive lighting divisions into a standalone subsidiary which could be potentially spun off.
In Denmark, Vestas Wind Systems surged over 5% after it said it had won two large orders from the U.S.
BNP Paribas edged up 0.3% even as reports said the U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce a settlement with the lender later today involving a record fine of nearly $9 billion.