Europe shares steady; dollar down on Comey sacking

European shares held at 21-month highs on Wednesday, while the dollar fell on concerns that U.S. President Donald Trump's dismissal of his FBI chief could make passage of his tax reform plans more difficult. Wall Street looked set to open lower, with index futures down about 0.2 percent.

Expectation-beating first-quarter company results have lifted stock markets across the globe, with European full-year earnings forecasts set to be their best since 2010. The prospect of U.S. tax cuts has also helped push shares higher. At.

This article is no longer available in our repository.

There could be multiple reasons for this.