MILAN – European stock markets are moving cautiously higher, with Piazza Affari gaining, led by banks. The euphoria that prevailed yesterday following the publication of the Nvidia reports and caused the rush is waning on the markets Wall Street. European markets are also grappling with confirmation of a slowdown in the German economy, with GDP falling 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Chinese stock markets close the session near intraday highs and continue to rise despite new negative signals for the real estate sector: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.55% to reach 3,004.88 for the first time since December 5 3,000 points, while that of Shenzhen recorded an increase of 1.20% to 1,669.85 points.