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The order will be the culmination of a three-year investigation into a 2003 Luxembourg tax ruling.
European benchmarks had seen a solid session a short time ahead of the close Wednesday after receiving a boost from a number of corporate earnings winners and renewed M&A activity.
The german utilities should receive billions in tax rebates following a court ruling this week while M&A could provide another kicker.
European stocks were mixed Wednesday as investors responded to a mixture of M&A speculation, economic data and other individual company news.
European stocks ended Monday's session with little change as benchmarks rose and then retreated to last week's levels amid ongoing concern over the political developments in the United States.
European stocks rebounded Friday as investors shook off the pessimism of recent days, with price action supported by both M&A as well as corporate earnings news.
RWE shares surged in Germany Friday on speculation that the country's second biggest utility could combine with France's Engie in a deal that could be worth $55 billion.
Markets shrugged off weak industrial data from China to focus on economics and earnings news closer to home
France's Engie SA and Montreal's Axium Infrastructure will operate OSU's energy assets for 50 years.
London stocks were the exception after being pushed lower by a stronger sterling and political upset in South Africa.
U.K. stock markets were boosted by dollar earners while continental stocks also enjoyed a boost after what was seen as a conciliatory speech from Prime Minister Theresa May.
Korea Electric Power wants to purchase Toshiba's stake in NuGeneration, a joint venture between Toshiba and Engie, a French utility.
OPEC-induced unease, a pending FOMC decision, French politics and Brexit all weighed on sentiment in Europe.
Earnings from Worldpay and Adidas surprised on the upside and buoyed both London and Frankfurt early on Wednesday
Banks and commodity stocks pared losses Monday, while arms firms received a boost late in the day from President Trump's plans for the defense budget.
Miners rally in London, cushioning the FTSE 100 index, but broad weakness weighs.
Unilever issues five-year and 10-year notes, borrowing at 1.37% and 2%, respectively.
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