European stocks finished up Wednesday, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index
growing 0.42% to 464.36.
The French CAC 40 index
added 1.21% to 7,300.86, the German DAX
added 0.82% to 15,506.34 and the FTSE 100 index
rose 0.55% to 7,997.83.
Among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, retail company Carrefour S.A.
saw the largest increase Wednesday, as shares gained 8.5%.
Shares of retail firm Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V.
and real estate/construction company Nibe Industrier AB Series B
rose 8.0% and 7.4%, respectively.
United Internet AG
a technology company, and leisure/arts/hospitality business Carnival PLC
rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks added 5.3% and 4.8%, respectively.
Shares of real estate company Kojamo Oyj
saw the largest decline of the Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares declined 8.7% on Wednesday.
Shares of banking firm Barclays PLC
and investing/securities company Hargreaves Lansdown PLC
weakened 7.9% and 6.8%, respectively.
La Francaise des Jeux S.A.
a leisure/arts/hospitality company, and health care/life sciences company Idorsia Ltd.
rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks declined 5.4% and 4.1%, respectively.
was down 1.28% against the dollar, and the euro
was down 0.60%. Brent crude
fell 1.51% to $84.29.
The yield on the 10-year gilt
declined 3.56 basis points to 3.488%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund
rose 3.470 basis points to 2.47%.