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Metals prices and mining stocks were among the greatest beneficiaries of improving sentiment toward the global economy.
Investors should keep a close eye on homebuilders, REITs and so-called challenger banks.
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.
Analysts got to work ahead of earnings season, making for mixed markets, while the Great Decoupling continued in oil markets.
Big U.K. homebuilders bear the brunt of investor angst, while a regional focus has cushioned smaller players.
The pound rises on the dollar after weak U.S. service sector data.
Payment systems maker Ingenico plunges in Paris after cutting its full-year forecast but British homebuilders take heart from updates from Berkeley and Redrow.
The Markit/CIPS report follows better-than-expected manufacturing-sector data on Thursday and will allay post-Brexit vote worries about a steep downturn.
Bank stocks continue to rise across Europe on consolidation hopes.
U.K. real estate-focused companies got off to another good start on Friday as panic recedes and analysts take a step back.
Home builders rebound after days of loses.
U.K. real estate companies and home builders rise in London, while in Frankfurt ECB minutes from an early June meeting said existing monetary stimuli had yet to kick in.
Barclays shares decline, as three former traders are found guilty of Libor-rigging.
Royal Bank of Scotland chief says a post-Brexit slump could set back reprivatization plans by two years.
Miners buck the negative trend, with Fresnillo up sharply as silver prices surge.
A closely watched gauge of sentiment in the sector enters contraction territory for the first time in more than three years.
A falling pound could help luxury goods and technology exports, according to analysts following 'Brexit' implications. But builders and retailers may suffer.
European stocks were following Asia higher in a quiet post-Christmas trading session.
European stock indices rose sharply on Tuesday after a European Central Bank board member said the bank would boost its government-bond buying program, and as the U.K. went into deflation.
European markets scale back some of the prior sessions gains Friday morning through profit-taking.
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