Europe dips as global trade worries persist; Airbus, luxury stocks provide support

Europe dips as global trade worries persist; Airbus, luxury stocks provide supportEuropean shares opened lower on Thursday, a day after logging their worst day since last December as the U.S. was given the go ahead to slap tariffs on European goods, but markets were spared from sharper losses after the list was reduced. The United States said it would slap 10% tariffs on European-made Airbus planes and 25% duties on French wine, Scotch and Irish whiskies, and cheese from across the continent as punishment for illegal EU aircraft subsidies. The euro zone blue-chip index gained 0.3%, finding support from luxury products makers, which were also spared of tariffs from Washington's original list.