A decline in European shares, with the expectation of PMI data

European stocks, fell today after rising to a record high at the close in the last session, as investors

live-in anticipation ahead of the start of a week, bustling with the release of economic data, and the first meeting of the European Central Bank on monetary policy this year.

The European STOXX 600 index fell 0.1% after achieving nearly 1% with trading sessions closed last week thanks to investor optimism in trade talks between the United States and

The German DAX also fell 0.2% as data came out that producer prices in Germany fell 0.2% year-on-year in December 2019 compared to a rise of 2.7% in 2018.

Investors are now awaiting the results of the PMI for Germany, France, and the euro area next Friday, and the first meeting of the European Central Bank to set

monetary policy next Thursday as it is expected to keep the interest rate on the deposit unchanged at -0.50-%.