European stock markets moved higher on Tueasday as investors focus on the good news within a mixed clutch of economic data, which included a surprise jump in a closely watched gauge of the UK manufacturing industry and an unexpected increase in German unemployment. Leading French bank BNP Paribas staged a relief rally after accepting a near-$9 billion fine for violating sanctions on nations America deems off limits, while in Germany infrastructure , construction and engineering services company Bilfinger plummets after warning of a decline in 2014 profit. TheStreet's Joya Dass reports from the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York.

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