Europe rallies as German ruling due
The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent to 272.37. National benchmark indexes rose in 15 of the 18 western European markets.
France’s CAC advanced 0.89 per cent and Germany’s DAX Index rallied 1.34 per cent.
Fiat, Italy’s largest car maker, advanced 1.7 per cent to €4.66 and Daimler gained 1.7 per cent to €39.45. A measure of motor-industry shares had the biggest advance of 19 industry groups in the Stoxx 600.
A gauge of mining companies dropped the second-most among the 19 industry groups in the Stoxx 600, falling 1.5 per cent.
Cie. de Saint-Gobain, Europe’s biggest supplier of building materials, declined 2.4 per cent to €28.37.
The fall in Burberry’s share price had an effect on rival luxury goods companies. Hugo Boss sank 7.7 per cent to €71.21 in Frankfurt and jewellery maker Richemont lost 5.1 per cent to 60.90 Swiss francs in Zurich. Christian Dior and LVMH dropped 4.7 per cent to €111.75 and 3.4 per cent to €127.70, respectively.
In Germany, stocks rose to a 13-month high. Deutsche Bank rose 3.1 per cent after unveiling a cost-saving plan.
Banco Santander added 1.8 per cent to €6.18 in Madrid, while France’s BNP Paribas climbed 2.2 per cent to €39.01.
HeidelbergCement slid 0.7 per cent after Bank of America said the cement maker would not reach its target for a €3 billion profit in the next three years.
US SHARES climbed with commodities while the dollar weakened as investors speculated the Federal Reserve will announce more stimulus plans.
Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard climbed at least 3 per cent to lead gains in the Dow Jones. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters jumped 5.9 per cent after Luigi Lavazza increased its stake in the company.
The S&P GSCI Index of commodities climbed for a fourth straight day, rising 0.5 per cent to the highest level since May.
Crude for October delivery gained 63 cents, or 0.7 per cent, to $97.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest settlement since August 22nd.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index added 0.3 per cent for a fourth straight gain, its longest rally in a month. – (Additional reporting: Bloomberg/Reuters