23 May 2022, 11:45 by Newsquawk Desk
- European bourses are mixed/modestly-firmer, Euro Stoxx 50 +0.3%, as the initial upside momentum waned amid fresh China COVID updates and hawkish ECB commentary
- Stateside, futures are firmer but similarly off best levels, ES +0.5%, with recent/familiar themes very much in focus ahead of a thin US-specific docket
- EUR lifted and outperforming amid hawkish commentary from ECB’s Lagarde, Kiwi in close proximity amid shadow board guidance
- WTI and...