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European stocks mixed amid Italy budget tensions; Sage shares fall 6%

Sam Meredith

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was flat during early morning deals, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Tensions are growing between Italy and the EU over Rome's 2019 budget and deficit targets. European stocks were mixed on Tuesday, amid simmering tensions between Italy and the European Union (EU) over the former's 2019 budget.