European stocks finished up Wednesday, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index
increasing 1.71% to 431.44.
The French CAC 40 index
gained 2.01% to 6,580.24, the FTSE 100 index
added 1.72% to 7,497.32 and the German DAX
rose 1.54% to 14,097.82.
Of the Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, clothing/textiles company Puma SE
saw the largest increase Wednesday, as shares increased 9.5%.
Shares of clothing/textiles firm adidas AG
and real estate company TAG Immobilien AG
increased 6.8% and 6.2%, respectively.
LEG Immobilien SE
a real estate company, and retail firm JD Sports Fashion PLC
rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks added 6.1% and 6.1%, respectively.
Shares of industrial goods company Billerud AB
saw the largest decrease of the Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares fell 5.4% on Wednesday.
Shares of fossil fuels firm Neste Oyj
and health care/life sciences company MorphoSys AG
dropped 4.2% and 1.0%, respectively.
a retail/wholesale company, and banking firm Commerzbank AG
rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks declined 1.0% and 0.9%, respectively.
was down 1.02% against the dollar, and the euro
was down 0.30%. Brent crude
gained 2.51% to $82.00.
The yield on the 10-year gilt
declined 2.46 basis points to 3.575%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund
increased 0.760 basis points to 2.31%.