Most European markets marginally rose Tuesday as investors remained in a watchful mode amid concerns that the economic condition in the euro zone is worsening.
The German DAX 30 index marginally rose 0.07 percent or 4.64 points to 6392.21. Shares of Daimler AG rose 0.91 percent and those of Deutsche Bank AG declined 0.83 percent.
The French CAC 40 index rose 0.26 percent or 8.30 points to 3165.10. Shares of Peugeot SA rose 0.76 percent and shares of GDF Suez declined 1.06 percent.
London's FTSE 100 index rose 0.21 percent or 11.82 points to 5639.15. Shares of Experian PLC rose 1.57 percent and those of Experian PLC were up 1.06 percent.
Spain's IBEX 35 rose 0.35 percent or 23.60 points to 6711.90. Shares of Bankia SA rose 3.24 percent and those of Telefonica SA advanced 0.83 percent.
The enthusiasm felt on the positive steps announced at the EU summit in Brussels at the end of June has already faded. The summit agreed that the bailout funds could recapitalize banks directly, rather than via governments, and also intervening more aggressively in secondary markets.
In addition, there was growing optimism that a coordinated monetary policy stimulus by the world's major central banks would shore up global demand. This mood of optimism has also already dissipated. Last week's monetary policy easing by the ECB is seen as a sign of weakness rather than strength.
Also Spanish bond yields have again risen to around 7 percent, and Italian yields are back to around 6 percent.
Hopes that the EU was finally getting to grips with its crisis and that monetary stimulus would boost global demand have faded. With euro breakup risk likely to rise in the second half of the year and monetary policy looking increasingly impotent, things could get much worse before they get better, Andrew Kenningham, an economist at Capital Economics, said.