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U.S. stocks futures extended gains Monday as markets around the world reacted to Friday's stronger-than-expected employment report and shrugged aside concerns over a global trade war following last week's move on steel and aluminium tariffs.
A stronger U.S. dollar boosted Asia stocks overnight and helped European markets book solid early gains.
U.K. labour market data and eurozone GDP were both solid.
Mixed economic data and weaker earnings did little to sour the mood Tuesday.
Higher inflation and, in some parts, solid corporate earnings were both factors on Monday.
European stock benchmarks moved sharply higher Wednesday as investors responded to dissipating political risks and a seemingly brighter outlook for the U.S. and economies across Europe.
The agenda was dominated by eurozone economic data, the anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the EU and a political summit in Brussels on Friday.
European stocks rebounded with a bang Friday as recent central bank actions fell by the wayside and markets took heart from the latest bailout deal between Greece and the EU.
European stocks tossed caution to the side Wednesday, extending gains across the board as sentiment from a record-setting session on Wall Street offset investor wariness ahead of today's Fed meeting.
European stocks rose Thursday while London fell as a general election and the latest ECB decision took centre stage for investors.
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 at the close of Wednesday's session ahead of a key date for both the U.K. and eurozone.
German power companies could recoup over $7 billion in federal taxes after Constitutional Court says tax on nuclear fuel use was illegal.
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.
European benchmarks surged Monday as commodity prices rebounded, boosting the resources sector, while political risks were also seen to have receded further.
Corporate earnings and economic growth weighed in London, while reporting companies and rising inflation had a mixed effect in the eurozone.
Last week's missile strike and an increasingly unpredictable French election race saw investors take risk off the table Monday
Geopolitical tensions remained at the top of the agenda for investors.
While Continental stocks reversed losses convincingly, London remained under pressure as ex-dividends weighed
London stocks were the exception after being pushed lower by a stronger sterling and political upset in South Africa.
European Stocks Pushed Lower as 'Trump Trade' Fizzles
OPEC-induced unease, a pending FOMC decision, French politics and Brexit all weighed on sentiment in Europe.
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.
Stocks in Frankfurt and London rose on Tuesday, while other major benchmarks closed in the red.
Benchmarks were hit by political and inflation concerns.
The investment bank predicts the German utility will gain more than 20% over the coming year as dividends grow and as speculation about a possible takeover mounts.
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